Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

A yummy loaf bread for any time of the year. Once your bananas get a little too ripe, just save them for this bread with a touch of sweetness with the chocolate chips. Peel and freeze bananas for later use. Guests of all ages love this bread!

1 1/2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3/4 C semisweet choc chips
3/4 C walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/2 C unsalted butter or 1/2 C canola oil
1 C sugar
2 large eggs
1 C mashed ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1/3 C coconut (optional)

Butter (or Pam) and flour a 9" loaf pan. If you use smaller, multiple loaf pans, adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Combine dry ingredients (flour, soda, powder, salt) in a separate bowl. Combine chocolate chips, nuts, coconut in another bowl; add a bit of flour mixture and mix.

Beat sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon juice and vanilla, then mashed bananas. Add flour mixture, blend well, then other dry ingredients (choc chips plus nuts and/or coconut). Blend briefly.

Pour into prepared loaf pan(s). Bake for approximately 1 hour (in 9" loaf pan, less for multiple smaller pans). Cool on open racks. Serve warm or wrap in foil and store at room temperature for several days. Can be frozen and served later.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 1 9
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

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Recipe Provided By:
1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach
Coronado, CA

Coronado Bed and Breakfast Inns