Friday, 20 January 2012

Chocolate chip banana bread

I have a thing with bananas. Give me a fresh banana with even the slightest bruise, and I can't  bear to eat it. But give me 4 squashed, bruised, and beat up bananas and I couldn't be happier to bake you a delicious banana loaf to drool over. I only planned on making one large loaf, but there was enough batter left over to make two mini (almost bite-size) banana breads! Midnight snack, anyone?


2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs
4-5 medium mashed bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used grape seed oil)
1/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease the sides, either will work just fine. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Make a well in the centre and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, bananas, sugar and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

3. Spoon batter into the prepared pan(s) and spread evenly. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 55 to 60 minutes.

4. Cool loafs on a wire rack for around ten minutes. Once cooled, slice and enjoy!

To whoever thought up banana bread, you sure hit the nail on the head!

Happy baking! :)

Much love, Vivi


  1. That sounds delicious! I love banana bread and I love chocolate but I have never had them together!


  2. Thank you for the comment on MILKYBONEZ :)
    This looks delicious, going to have to try it!
    Now following as requested, your blog is lovely!!! xox

  3. looking at those pictures is making me hungry! i must go buy some chocolate chips so i can try this!

  4. This looks delicious! I've never tried making this before but I might just now!

  5. Yum, what a lovely recipe, lady! I often put big old chunks of white chocolate in mine as well.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog- will definitely follow yours!

  6. the bread looks delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe. :) great blog--love your style, and you're so pretty. you have a gorgeous figure, and love your poses. :) new follower... hoping to stay connected, and i wish you all the best on your great blog. :) cheers!