This is the only banana bread recipe I have ever used, and I have been making it since I was a teenager! I love it so much that I feel no need to try another recipe! I love to add chocolate chips to it. I got the idea from my Aunt Rosie…she always added chocolate chips in her banana bread. To make it extra special, I sometimes sprinkle mini chocolate chips on the top of batter. I noticed that every time I would bake a bread in a 9×5 pan, it would over-bake on the outer part and be under baked in the inside. That is why I give you the option of using 2- 8 inch pans or 5 mini pans for even baking. Hope you love this banana bread as much as we do!
What you will need:
- 3-5 ripe bananas mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or light tasting olive oil or melted butter*
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp all spice (optional)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips
Place the bananas, eggs, sugar, milk, and oil in a bowl, and blend at medium speed until smooth. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to banana mixture; mix for one minute. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Pour into 2 greased 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tooth pick comes out clean. If your baking in mini pans, bake for 30-40 mins check with tooth pick.
NOTE: If you like, you can use 1 full cup of chocolate chips or walnuts. It can be a walnut or a chocolate chip banana bread. I personally like to combine them.Though I do not add nuts or chocolate when I am making it with fruit.
* I tried it with melted butter and it gives it more flavour, but it still tastes amazing if your using oil. I actually find it to be more moist when using oil.