Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A wee while ago I shared a recipe for sugar free banana bread sweetened with coconut, perfect for an ‘in between’ healthy snack and a popular bake in our house. But some days, you just want something a little more decadent, so for those afternoon tea kind of moments there’s my chocolate chip banana bread. More of a cake than bread but hey, the kids ain’t complaining. And it’s super easy to make! Tastes best fresh out the oven and still a little warm, but does keep for a couple of days (on those rare occasions the kids don’t gobble it all up straight away).

chocolate chip banana breadIngredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free plain flour (I usually use Dove’s Farm or Schär)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons gluten free baking powder (e.g. from Dove’s Farm or Dr Oetker)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana (ca. 2 medium bananas)
  • 2 large handfuls of chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Pre-heat your over to 180 C.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the chocolate chips, and mix in to a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into a baking loaf tin lined with grease proof paper. Mine was 1.8 litres which is about 4 lb, but you could use a 3 lb tin and get a higher rise, or use a 2 lb tin and halve the recipe.
  • Bake for 45-60 mins (the bread is done if you put in a knife and it comes out clean – if it’s starting to burn but isn’t quite done yet you can cover it with tin foil).
  • Leave to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the tin, and at least half an hour before attempting to cut it or it will fall apart. But I do recommend eating it when it is still a bit warm, because it tastes Heavenly!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Gluten Free)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free plain flour (I usually use Dove's Farm or Schär)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons gluten free baking powder (e.g. from Dove's Farm or Dr Oetker)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana (ca. 2 medium bananas)
  • 2 large handfuls of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your over to 180 C.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the chocolate chips, and mix in to a smooth batter.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter into a baking loaf tin lined with grease proof paper. Mine was 1.8 litres which is about 4 lb, but you could use a 3 lb tin and get a higher rise, or use a 2 lb tin and halve the recipe.
  5. Bake for 45-60 mins (the bread is done if you put in a knife and it comes out clean – if it’s starting to burn but isn’t quite done yet you can cover it with tin foil).
  6. Leave to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the tin, and at least half an hour before attempting to cut it or it will fall apart. But I do recommend eating it when it is still a bit warm, because it tastes Heavenly!

7 Comments on Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. Talya
    May 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm (5 months ago)

    Oooh this sounds delicious I am mad for banana bread and my daughter is always asking for me to put choc chips in mine so will have to try out your recipe!

  2. Tracy
    May 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh that looks and sounds delish! Not a great fan of bananas but they do something almost magical when added to cakes and bread. And I totally agree, we all need a sweet treat every now and again!

  3. Helen
    May 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh yes. My two favourite things combined…heavenly! I must make this at the weekend :)

  4. Newcastle Family Life
    May 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm (5 months ago)

    I have never baked banana bread before, I really should one day as I am sure my children would love it especially with choc chip in x

  5. Ger ( It's Me & Ethan)
    May 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh yummie . This looks fantastic . Must try it x

  6. Stephanie
    May 24, 2018 at 11:05 pm (5 months ago)

    This sounds so yummy, I will pin to have a go as I know there would be many little people in this house that would love it!

  7. Jen
    May 29, 2018 at 7:01 pm (5 months ago)

    I’ve never attempted to make bread before but this sounds and looks delicious!

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