Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have made chocolate chip banana bread a million times with my previous  one bowl banana bread recipe.  But I think this new chocolate chip banana bread recipe is going to be in my repeat recipes files.  I tried using whole wheat flour and greek yogurt with this new recipe.  It is so moist and wonderful.  You can't even tell that its whole wheat flour or has yogurt in it.  The taste of bananas shines in this bread.  You could add in 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts but I usually only do chocolate chips, so it is up to you.  Definitely make this chocolate chip banana bread recipe, the yogurt is the secret ingredient that makes this bread extra delicious.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


½  cup  (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ cups flour (I used whole wheat.)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Light grease a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla, bananas and yogurt.

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

Slowly, add dry ingredients half a cup at a time to wet ingredients. 

Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared loaf pan.  Bake for about 1 hour.  (I check the bread by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread, if it comes out clean, it is done.)

Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes.   Turn bread out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes 1 loaf.