Chocolate Chip Banana Bread has become one of our family’s favorite breakfast treats. It’s a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. I love that applesauce can be substituted for oil. It makes you feel a little less guilty about the chocolate chips!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
¼ cup vegetable oil or applesauce
1½ cups + 1 Tablespoon flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the mashed bananas, eggs, and oil or applesauce.
In a small bowl, sprinkle remaining tablespoon flour over chocolate chips and toss gently to coat. (Dusting the chocolate chips in flour will help keep them from sinking to the bottom of the loaf during baking.)
Stir chocolate chips into batter. Do not over mix. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 70-80 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely.
Click to download a PDF of my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe. Enjoy!