Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread from 101 Cooking For TwoChucked full of chocolate, topped with cinnamon sugar and infused with banana. This is a different take on banana bread. Like all quick breads, an easy beginner recipe.

This is sometimes call “Willie Nelson’s Famous Banana Bread” and the first post I find about it is at Everybody Likes Sandwiches . There are some variations but really they are all about the same.

Rating

Humm… Why only a 3? Well, it is a little too sweet and chocolate for me (old taste buds?). Yep, I know that sounds strange. So I’m at a 3. Not bad but not as expected. I think it would be a 5 for many people and a 4 for most.  If  I would make it again, I would cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and the chips to 3/4 cup. I’ll stick to my “Old Fashion Banana Nut Bread” for my “must go” bananas.

Notes: I went with the suggested 1 cup of sugar, not the original 1 1/4 cup. I also decrease the cinnamon sugar topping a little, it just seem too much and it would have been.

Preheat oven to 375. I did not use convection this time.

In a large mixing bowl, mash together three ripe bananas and 2 eggs.

Add 1 1/2 cups of AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 t baking soda, 1 t vanilla, 1 T cinnamon. Mix well and mix in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Mix a topping of 2 T sugar and 1/4 t cinnamon.

Place in a greased 9 by 9 baking pan.

Sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon mix.

Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread
 
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Chucked full of chocolate, topped with cinnamon sugar and infused with banana. This is a different take on banana bread. Like all quick breads, an easy beginner recipe.
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1½ c AP flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 T white sugar
  • 1 T plus ¼ t cinnamon
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. I did not use convection this time.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash together three ripe bananas and 2 eggs.
  3. Add 1½ cups of AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 t baking soda, 1 t vanilla, 1 T cinnamon. Mix well and mix in ¾ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Mix a topping of 2 T sugar and ¼ t cinnamon.
  5. Place in a greased 9 by 9 baking pan. Sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon mix. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips. 6) Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.

Updated
January 15 2014

Comments

  1. says

    The chocolate chips and cinnamon definitely give it a twist. We make banana bread whenever bananas miraculously make it long enough to be extra ripe in our house. They normally disappear by day 2 because the boys love bananas.

  2. says

    I literally just took this out of the oven… It was good, but I agree that it seems to be a little too much sugar. The amount of chocolate chips was perfect for me! My 19 month old loves this as well. Although, I only baked it for 30 minutes and the edges were all halfway burnt, so I definitely wouldn’t cook it for 40 minutes. I’ll make it again!

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