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Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

1 hr 5 mins
1 loaf
Perfectly soft and fluffy banana bread baked golden brown with delicious dark chocolate chunks added to the batter.
Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
Perfectly soft and fluffy banana bread baked golden brown with delicious dark chocolate chunks added to the batter.
Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Alright, ya’ll… this bread started as just regular ole banana bread. Then it just looked plain and was screaming for me to add something to it. Then I found a giant bag of dark chocolate chunks in the pantry and it was perfect.

I seriously had intentions to post just a regular banana bread, but things happen. See this always happens to me… I just can’t seem to share a “regular” or classic recipe. I’ve already posted a double chocolate chip banana bread, a red velvet banana bread, and now a regular chocolate chunk banana bread.

It is what it is.

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Start by  preheating your oven to 350° F and greasing a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. You could also line it with parchment paper if you want less cleanup.

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until they are white-ish and fluffy. Add your eggs and milk and mix to thoroughly combine.

Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon then add the over-ripe bananas and mash while stirring. The riper the bananas the better. I’m talking basically black skin bananas.

I usually make all my banana breads with bananas that have been over ripened, placed in the freezer for a couple months, then made into banana bread. It just makes for the best bread. I’ve tried less ripe bananas and it just never turns out the way I want it too.

So I always freeze the bananas my kids don’t eat and have been sitting out a little too long. I probably have enough bananas in the freezer for 3 more breads… haha!

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Anyway, after mixing everything together, stir in the chocolate chunks and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. If you want, sprinkle a few more chocolate chunks on the top.

Then place in the oven and bake at 350° F for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out almost clean with just a few crumbs attached.

Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rank to finish cooling. As soon as it’s cool to touch, slice yourself a piece and dig in!

You can also, if you want more chocolate, spread some hazelnut spread on it while it’s warm. However, this bread is a prefect treat just the way it is.

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

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Perfectly soft and fluffy banana bread baked golden brown with delicious dark chocolate chunks added to the batter.
Yield 1 loaf
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium bananas very ripe
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and milk and mix to combine.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix to combine. Stir in very ripe bananas, mashing slightly while mixing, just till incorporated.
  • Add 1 cup of the chocolate chunks and stir in.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chunks.
  • Bake at 350° F for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean with just a few crumbs.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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