Chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious variant on traditional banana bread. Just add some cocoa powder and chocolate chips for an easy breakfast bread!
Banana bread is a staple in our house. We make it at least a few times per month. My boys love it for breakfast and it makes a great evening snack when it’s fresh out of the oven.
For a while, Tyler has been begging me to add chocolate. I kept saying no since we don’t need the extra sugar in the morning. But, one day, I caved. And man, were we missing out!
The chocolate chip banana bread is delicious. I still won’t make it all the time since I want to still limit our sugar. Though it’s a great way to make something a bit different for a change.
I used our regular banana bread recipe and made a few changes. I took out the cinnamon and added cocoa powder in its place. Then, we also added some chocolate chips into the batter.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan.
Stir in the eggs until they are well blended.
Add the bananas and water and beat for at least 30 seconds.
Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
Carefully fold the chocoalte chips into the batter.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
When we make banana bread, it’s often in the evening and we have it for breakfast the following morning. After it’s done and cooled, cover with a beeswax wrap or aluminum foil. We then put it in the microwave so our cat doesn’t decide to find it on the counter, but that isn’t necessary.
Originally Published On: July 31, 2020
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas (overripe, smashed)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Grease a loaf pan
- Mix the sugar and butter in a bowl
- Stir in the eggs until well blended
- Add the bananas and water, then beat for at elast 30 seconds
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips
- Pour into loaf pan
- Bake about 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
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