Homemade Banana Bread

I always seem to have over ripe bananas because I only eat green bananas! So what’s a girl to do with all these yellow and over ripe bananas?!?!? Bake banana bread of course!

This recipe produces a dense, moist loaf with lots of banana flavor. Kevin likes it best when I add chocolate chips. It’s a versatile recipe and works well with other additions like nuts, coconut, dried fruit, etc. Today I will share with you the basic no fail chocolate chip banana bread recipe.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs                                                           1 tsp vanilla                                               3 to 4 ripe bananas to equal one cup mashed

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
1 cup chocolate chips


Cream together butter and sugar once creamed add in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. 

Once these ingredients are combine add in banana and combine again.


In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Once dry ingredients are mixed add to wet and mix.

Fold in chocolate chips, transfer to greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.



I always like to have this banana bread slathered in peanut butter, however I can tell you from experience it makes delicious French toast!

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