Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

If you’ve ever been labeled “the baker” at work you know that people come to expect baked goods around the holidays. This year my boss ever so sneakily bought a Santa Claus cookie tray to put on my desk and at least two of my other co-workers had left notes asking that something yummy be left on said plate. I finally took the holiday dessert hint when yet another coworker walked by my desk and left 4 browning bananas, mentioning that they looked perfect for a banana bread loaf. Okay, third times the charm. I can take a hint. So I went home and looked through my baking cabinet to see what kind of banana bread extras I had on hand. Normally, I would bake a nutty whiskey filled bread, but since I was bringing this treat into work, I opted for its sweeter friend – the chocolate chip banana bread loaf. Although I’m sure a boozey bread would be just as well received, the ooey gooey chocolate chips coupled with the banana chunks made for a perfect way to get through unread email messages and prepare the morning’s meetings.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 tablespoons milk
3 ripened bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 bag chocolate chips, more to decorate the top

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and the butter. Mix by hand until combined. Add eggs and blend. Add milk and the mashed bananas and mix for about 1 minute. Add the flour and the baking soda and mix until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. If desired, decorate with a row of chocolate chips on top.

Spray loaf pan with non-cook spray and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf


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