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Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Banana Bread

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This moist, delicious banana bread gets a tasty zing from a secret ingredient (and it’s not the chocolate chips!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mashed Bananas (2-3 Whole Bananas)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • ¼ cups Apple Butter Or Applesauce
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ¾ cups Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1-¾ cup Flour (sneak Some Wheat Flour In, Nobody Will Know)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cups Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cups Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Smash the bananas until they’re broken up but not completely smooth. Some lumps are OK.

Add in the butter, apple butter, eggs, milk, and brown sugar. Blend with a hand mixer until everything is incorporated. Again, small lumps are OK.

In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix gently with a spoon. When all the flour is mixed in, add your chocolate chips and walnuts.

Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray, and pour in the batter. Bake until golden and a toothpick/piece of dry spaghetti comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool to room temperature. OK, who am I kidding? As soon as it comes out of the pan, everybody in the house is going to grab a piece because it smells sooooo good.

Quick! Cut yourself off a piece and save it for breakfast tomorrow. Hide in the pantry and eat it if you have to.

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hallwick on 3.2.2010

This was a very dense bread. I loved it, but a few of my taste testers did not like the idea of chocolate in a banana bread. I would still make this again though.

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Dianne Caldwell on 11.15.2009

I made this tonight and it is a huge hit with my family. I even used bananas that I had frozen and it was great. Off to have another “taste.” Definitely a keeper!

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mollyp on 8.22.2009

This banana bread was so easy and delicious! I’ll admit, I have never baked with wheat flour, or used apple butter in place of oil, but I will from now on. Makes me feel a little better about the chocolate chips ha! Thanks for the recipe

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susanswiggart on 7.19.2009

I made this today and it was YUMMY!!

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Dahna Justice on 7.16.2014

This is m go-to banana bread recipe! My husband and I love it!
Thank you!

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