Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Recipe type: Breakfast / Snack
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Serves: 3 loaves
 
This Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is easy to make and bursts with banana and chocolate flavors. Made in one bowl and in one hour, this recipe makes 3 loaves, enough to feed a crowd or enough to freeze some for later.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter - at room temperature
  • 1 + ½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large ripe bananas - mashed
  • 8-ounce plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage, O % milkfat)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 + ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Set the rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Grease THREE 8 x 3 loaf pans using 1 tablespoon of butter and dust with some sugar, or flour. Set aside. OR ...TWO 9 x 5 loaf pans, but you will need additional 10 minutes for baking.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter together with an electric hand-mixer, or food processor.
  4. Beat in the eggs until smooth. Add the bananas while beating.
  5. Then add the Greek yogurt, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, and beat on high speed until well blended.
  6. Next, beat in the flour, one cup at a time and beat until well blended. Remove the beaters.
  7. Then finally, stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  8. Pour and divide equally into the three prepared pans and spread the batter evenly.
  9. Place the breads on the middle rack in the oven.
  10. BAKE for 1 hour (or for 9 x 5 pans, bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes) or until toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, then remove banana breads from pans. Allow to cool for 5 minutes more before wrapping them in clear wrap.
  12. You can serve immediately, while the chocolate chips are still warm and melting inside.
  13. Best served warm or at room temperature.
  14. Then wrap the other breads with clear-wrap and leave out for 1 day, or refrigerate. They stay fresh all week long. Freeze breads up to 2 months.
  15. Also, it's best to top with a layer of chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips just before you serve.
  16. Makes 3 (8 x 3) loaves
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at https://2sistersrecipes.com/decadent-chocolate-chip-banana-bread/