This bread is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. And by bananas, I mean crazy good. It’s moist and flavorful, packed with four ripe bananas, chocolate chips, and a little of my secret ingredient – strong, freshly brewed coffee. The hint of coffee enhances the banana and chocolate flavors perfectly and you don’t even know it’s in there. It’s just that little extra bit of love mixed in. This loaf doesn’t last a day in my house (I leave it out on the counter and it magically disappears), so it proves to be a very expedient use of ripe bananas around here.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Yields: 1 loaf

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3c butter, melted
  • 3/4c sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1/4c strong brewed coffee
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan.

Peel bananas, break them up and toss them into a bowl. Mash with a potato masher (I leave some banana pieces so you get occasional nice bites of banana in the bread; don't mash until the bananas are completely liquefied).

To the bananas, add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden or plastic spoon. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched.

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