I am back with another one of my experiments in kitchen posts today. This time it is “One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread“.
Among all the recipes of Banana Bread available on the Internet, I chose “One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread” from Tasty. It was on my bucket list from the time I saw it on Tasty. I postponed it from time to time due to unavailability of eggs or banana or baking soda or chocolate chips, etc. Luckily, on December 23, 2017, I had everything available. So, I decided to make this bread.
I made this recipe as is. No changes needed as I had everything in my pantry.
Let’s bake the Banana Bread
First, I assembled all the ingredients in one place. We needed bananas, all-purpose flour, sugar, butter, egg, baking soda, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. I melted the butter in the microwave and beat the eggs in another small bowl.
And started the oven, with the temperature set to 350 F/180 C.
The next step was to mash the banana bread. I used my hand mixer for this purpose. You can use a fork too.
Next, I added butter and used a hand mixer to mix the batter thoroughly. I use salted butter in most of the recipes that involve unsalted butter.
Now the fun part adding all the remaining ingredients sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, egg, flour, and chocolate chip to the batter. And then used the hand mixer to produce a thick and smooth batter free of lumps.
I lined my bread pan with a wax paper sheet. I recently started using wax paper sheets or foil paper for lining my baking pans and sheets. Doing this makes sure the baking pans don’t get dirty. Less work for me while cleaning.
Then coated the wax paper sheet with little oil to prevent it from sticking to the bread later. And poured the batter into the pan.
I know the wax paper doesn’t look good. But it does the trick. Maybe, next time I will try to cut it into shape before lining the pan. So it doesn’t look like this.
Further added some more chocolate chips on the top and placed it in the oven. According to the recipe, it takes 50 minutes to an hour. Mine was ready in 40 minutes. I checked by poking a toothpick inside the bread. So, I switched off the oven. But let the bread stay inside for another 10 minutes.
Left the bread in the pan for another 10 minutes. Then carefully pulled the wax paper on both the corners and lifted it with the bread onto the wooden board. Peeled the wax paper from all sides slowly.
It looked so beautiful. I didn’t want to cut a slice. Instead, wanted to preserve it. But the aroma of banana and chocolate was so enticing that we couldn’t wait for another minute. Therefore, using a knife started cutting slices. Look at the crispy outside and moist and soft inside. Isn’t it awesome?
We ate four slices and wrapped the rest of the bread in plastic wrap for later.
My husband made coffee to compliment the banana bread. After having bread and coffee, I started dancing in happiness. I was telling my husband, “Yay! I made it. I made banana bread. And unlike the times with white bread or whole wheat bread, this one baked perfectly. No burning. No hardening. Just perfect.” He also joined with me after a minute. It is a happy memory. My first ever banana bread.
I can’t express in words how tasty the bread turned out. The sugar was perfect. The chocolate was perfect. It was soft in the middle and crispy on the outside. The chocolate chips were just like icing on the top. Delectable, marvelous, delicious, finger licking good, etc, describe this chocolate chip banana bread. Thank you, Tasty team, for sharing this great recipe.
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. Definitely. Go ahead and bake this one. You won’t be disappointed.
For the next time
Although the recipe is perfect as is. There is always room for experiments and changes. Here are some that I can think of. If you have some suggestions, please, share them with me.
- Make banana bread without chocolate chips
- Add some walnuts to the bread batter
- Replace normal butter with peanut butter.
Do you bake banana bread? Would you bake one now? Any suggestions or improvements for me?
Thanks for stopping by!
PS: If you like this, do check out my other experiments here.
One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana BreadPrint This
- 3 ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup salted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup mini chocolate chip
- Preheat the oven to 350F/200C
- In a bowl, mash the bananas
- Melt the butter in the microwave. Then add it to banana and use a fork or hand mixer to mix banana with butter well
- In another bowl, beat the egg. To the banana batter, add sugar, egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, flour and mix well. Make sure the batter is smooth and without lumps.
- Mix the chocolate chips into the batter
- Line the bread pan with wax paper. Brush the paper with some oil. Pour the batter into the pan.
- Add extra chocolate chips on the surface of the batter.
- Place it in oven for 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean
- Take it out of the oven. Let the bread cool before cutting into it.