Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bites

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

There’s no doubt that the smell of freshly baked banana bread will put me in a good mood, every time. Throw some chocolate chips in the mix and now you’ve a delicious breakfast/brunch/snack/dessert item that anyone will appreciate : ) Baking is one of my favorite ways to unwind- there’s no need to rush, it always smells great, and you can look forward to a tasty result at the end. My husband loved these… (duh). If you have extra bananas lying around, you gotta make banana bread. It’s a rule. You also have to make pure banana soft serve. That’s another rule. I love bringing these into the office but they never last long!

Did you know that I was on the Rachel Ray show?

YUP. They were doing a segment on new homeowners and we went on and got decorating advice from Nate Bekus 😉 I mention this because this chocolate chip banana bread recipe is from Rachel herself!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bites
Serves: 1 loaf
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 bananas, mashed (1 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F .
  2. Grease and flour a 8½-inch x 4½-inch loaf pan (or use baking spray, such as Baker's Joy brand).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Mix in the oil, bananas and eggs. Stir in the chocolate chips (do not overmix!) and pour into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60-80 minutes.
  6. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely, right side up.
Notes
I recommend setting your timer for 50-55 minutes to check if your bread is finished, mine was done at that point. Happy Baking!

Recipe Source: Rachel Ray 🙂