If you love freshly-baked banana bread right out of the oven, then you will triple love the addition of chocolate chips and a sugary crust to this tried and true treat! John David calls it "chocolate chip banana cake." Rightly so, because it is decadent!
My neighbor, Courtney, shared this recipe with me. You may even have the ingredients in your pantry already...if so, get to bakin'!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
6 ripe bananas
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
1 cup mini or regular chocolate chips (I used regular and added a little more than a cup)
In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until large chunks disappear. Add other ingredients in order given, mixing until just blended. Do not over-mix.
Grease two 9x5 loaf pans or four mini loaf pans and coat generously :) with sugar. For greasing pans, you can use Baker's Joy, Pam, or butter by hand. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Freezes well. Half recipe to prepare one loaf.
The mini loaves are the perfect size for gifts for teachers, new neighbors, or just because!