Banana Bread

Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread with chocolate chips or chopped nuts is just what you’ve been looking for!

Easy homemade Banana bread is not only the best way to use up over-ripe bananas, but it’s possibly the best slice to go with your morning coffee! Better than anything store-bought, our banana bread is fluffy, buttery, moist and smells amazing while baking! Every bite is pure heaven!

The Best Fluffy Banana Bread with chocolate chips or chopped nuts is not only the best way to use up over-ripe bananas, but it's possibly the best slice to go with your morning coffee! Better than anything store-bought, our banana bread is buttery, moist and smells amazing while baking! Every bite is pure heaven! | cafedelites.comBanana Bread Recipe

For the longest time I’ve been wanting to give you all my best banana bread recipe. This Banana bread recipe is is packed with bananas and could not be any easier using ingredients you already have in your kitchen pantry. The basics?

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Sugar

Sugars

In this recipe, we use 2 different kinds of sugar to yield the best results: brown sugar and white sugar. The brown sugar makes for a softer moist banana bread that you will no doubt fall in love with.

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Nuts or Chocolate Chips

My children can’t stand nuts so we add in chocolate chips to our banana bread, but you can add in the following to make it your own!

  • Chopped pecans
  • Chopped walnuts
  • White chocolate chips
  • Caramel bits

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Spices

We love cinnamon in this but you could also add nutmeg or all spice.

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Best Banana Bread

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

55 mins

Total Time

1 hr 5 mins

The Best Fluffy Banana Bread with chocolate chips or chopped nuts is not only the best way to use up over-ripe bananas, but it’s possibly the best slice to go with your morning coffee! Better than anything store-bought, our banana bread is buttery, moist and smells amazing while baking! Every bite is pure heaven!

Course: Cake, Cakes

Cuisine: American

Servings: 14 slices

Calories: 236 kcal

Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (8oz | 235g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (5oz | 150 g) granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2oz | 50g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (about 1 pound or 500g)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (4oz | 115 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled (or cooking oil)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 oz | 175 g) chocolate chips (or roughly chopped nuts of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan and line with parchment (baking) paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl mash the bananas really well. Then add the eggs, cooled melted butter (or oil), and vanilla.

  4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in half of the chocolate chips (or nuts if using). The batter should be thick and lumpy. (Do not over mix!)

  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and top with remaining chocolate chips or nuts. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. 

  6. After about a half an hour, turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 

    Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Best Banana Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 236 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14%

Saturated Fat 5g 25%

Cholesterol 37mg 12%

Sodium 108mg 5%

Potassium 156mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 22g

Protein 2g 4%

Vitamin A 4.9%

Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 4.7%

Iron 5.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.