Hey everyone! Today’s post is a recipe that I whipped up really quickly. That’s what I love about easy breads like Banana Bread – they are fast! I saw we had some bananas that were getting over ripe really quickly. I had in the back of my mind that I might make a bread with them. Leave it to Instagram to inspire me to act on it. I saw where a friend had just posted that they made Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and I was sold!
I’ve made this recipe so many times and it’s great each time. I admit that I don’t think I’ve ever used chocolate chips in it though. I know that’s really popular, just never thought to do it. I knew I had extra from the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies I had made recently for a cookie swap. I added a few handfuls, easy peasy! Of course you can omit the chocolate chips or even add other things like walnuts, etc. 🙂
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Coat the bottom and sides of a 8x4x2 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
In another bowl, combine egg, bananas, sugar, cooking oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.