Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

This chocolate chip banana bread recipe is sponsored by Simply Orange Low Acid. 

Do not, I repeat, do not ever throw away a “too-ripe banana.” Don’t do it. Let it get really, really ripe. The blacker, the better! Peel off the skin, put it in a plastic baggie and throw it in the freezer. Because one day, very soon, you are gonna crave chocolate chip banana bread, and with bananas in the freezer you will be ready to make a yummy treat. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

Thus far in my pregnancy I have disliked all food. All food. It’s not fun. But I suddenly see the light at the end of the tunnel and woke up this morning craving chocolate chip banana bread. Luckily for me, there were three bananas waiting for me in the freezer, and an hour later I had my chocolate chip banana bread.

Nothing goes better with a slice of chocolate chip banana bread than a glass of orange juice. It is the perfect breakfast treat for mom, especially since it is the only drink other than water I have been drinking this pregnancy. I have to have a glass, or two, or three everyday. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Orange Juice
I was recently introduced to
Simply Orange Low Acid, and let me tell you why I am excited. I expect my pregnancy heartburn to start any day now, and I thought that would mean an end to my daily glass of orange juice. But now I have Simply Orange Low Acid — perfect timing. 

Simply Orange Low Acid

Simply Orange Low Acid is a new low-acid option that is never sweetened, concentrated or frozen, with no added preservatives, colors or artificial flavors. Those with an acid sensitivity can rejoice in delicious orange juice with less acid and a smooth, delicious, fresh squeezed taste.

Simply Orange Low Acid OJ

As much as I love my big KichenAid mixer (in red!), 99% of the time I am too lazy to get down my big mixer for one loaf of banana bread. So I tend to be a hand-mixer girl, and it works great for this recipe. If you don’t have a good hand mixer, get one. Who can resist this ice blue KitchenAid hand mixer?

You will also need a loaf pan. TIP – get two! It is just as easy to mix up a double batch. This chocolate chip banana bread doesn’t last long in my house, you will be glad you made double. (Or you could be a great friend and make one for you and one for a friend.) The two-pack Wilton loaf pan is cheaper than two singles. 

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Banana BreadDirections

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl use mixer to mix the melted butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. 

Mash bananas with a fork and beat in with egg and vanilla extract.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Combine wet dry mixtures.

Fold in most of the chocolate chips, reserving a small handful. 

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 45 minutes. Allow bread to cool, then it will slip right out of the pan. 

Serve with a large glass of Simply Orange Low Acid. 

Orange Juice And Banana Bread

Simply Orange Low Acid is available at Target and your local grocery store. Find more Simply inspirations and recipes on the Simply Facebook page or the Simply website.

Also be sure to check out my Glazed Orange Juice muffins made with Simply Orange. (I bet they would be just as fabulous with Simply Orange Low Acid!)

Orange Juice Muffin

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  • 3 - 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl use a hand mixer to mix the melted butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Mash bananas with a fork and beat in with egg and vanilla extract.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Combine wet dry mixtures.
  6. Fold in most of the chocolate chips, reserving a small handful.
  7. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow bread to cool, then it will slip right out of the pan.
  9. Serve with a large glass of Simply Orange Low Acid.

 

Comments

  1. Christina B says:

    My daughter would absolutely love this bread! Will have to try out this recipe.

  2. My daughter loves to make banana bread. We will have to try your recipe!

  3. Low acid orange juice was a lifesaver during my second pregnancy when my baby wanted citrus all day or else.

    • That’s what I am banking on! Heartburn was miserable with the first two, and I expect it with #3, but I love my OJ!!! 🙂

  4. This recipe sounds great for a snack time treat for our daughter- she loves bananas.

  5. This is undeniably mouthwatering! I gotta have to try one on my own now!

  6. Looks really good!

  7. Hi! Love this recipe, seems super easy to make. At what point do you add the bananas? I assume with the wet mixture, but wanted to clarify. Thanks!

    • Hi Megan – Yes, super easy and yummy. And you are correct, with the wet mixture. I usually use frozen bananas so by the time they defrost, they are all wet 😉 Enjoy!

  8. Every time I visit your blog and see this image I start to salivate. I definitely need to make this. Time to check the ripeness of the bananas on our tree!

  9. You forgot to add the bananas in your recipe instructions.

    • I added them as the wet ingreidents. I used frozen bananas so by the time they thaw, they are wet. But you are the second person to ask, so I will revamp the way it is written.

  10. I made this tonight… it’s delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe!

  11. Great and easy recipe! My whole family loved it.

  12. Christina says:

    Banana bread is in the oven as I type this….smells so good! Cannot wait to taste it! I noticed I forgotten to add the egg with the wet ingredients, but added before the chocolate chips. Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  13. Jennifer C says:

    Just made this and it was an amazing turn out, soooo delicious. THANK YOU!!!!

  14. Made this today, delicious and simple!!

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