Banana and Chocolate Chips Bread

I know I shared a banana bread recipe not too long ago. Not long at all, in fact, a mere four months ago. And it’s similar, sort of. I know. I have been on the fence of sharing this one just for that reason since the weekend. In the end, I’m finally deciding to share it since, well, it’s a pretty good one. And by good, I mean really great for all the chocolate fans out there. It all started when we inherited very very ripe bananas. We obviously let them ripe a bit more (because we are such organized people) and by the time I got around to them they were practically falling apart. So in a not too original moment, I decided to make banana bread again. A healthy one at that, with whole wheat and all.


Since we were going to Matt grand-mother the next day, I figured we would bring her home and that maybe I should add something chocolate to said banana bread since she is the biggest chocolate fan I know. So I did. Chocolate chips. A whole cup of them. And as you would expect, it was pretty delicious (although maybe less on the healthy side than I had planned for). It makes a nice heavy banana bread with large pockets of chocolate. You don’t have to go as heavy-handed on the chocolate but if you are adding chocolate in the first place, might as well go for it. Also, you could replace the whole wheat by regular but with all that chocolate whole wheat is maybe the least you can do to still sort of just having it for breakfast (on the weekend at least!).

Banana and Chocolate Chips Bread

1 loaf

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar well. Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Add the bananas, the yogurt and the eggs, mix so that everything is well incorporated (it will be quite thick). Add the chocolate chips and mix in. Put in a bread pan and bake for 1 hour.

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