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.
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.
Humm… Why only a 3? Well, it is a little too sweet and chocolaty to 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.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 c AP flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup plus 2 T white sugar
- 1 T plus 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 servings