Monday, April 18, 2011

Banana Bread


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 TBS oil
3/4 cup milk
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium)
1 egg


1)  Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, two 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inch loaf pans, or 12 muffin cups.

2)  Measure all ingredients into large mixing bowl; beat on medium speed 1/2 minute, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly.

3)  Pour into pan(s).  Bake loaves 55-65 minutes (muffins 25-30 minutes) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from pan; cool thoroughly before slicing.


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Add 1/2-2/3 cup chocolate chips to the batter.  Do not use mixer.  Bake as directed above.

Banana Nut Bread - Add 1 cup finely chopped nuts to the batter; pour into baking pan(s) and bake as directed above.


This post is linked to:  This Week's Cravings      Hunk of Meat Monday      Delectable Tuesday      Totally Tasty Tuesday      Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays      Tasty Tuesdays      Tuesdays at the Table      Tasty Tuesday      Tuesday Night Supper Club      Slightly Indulgent Tuesday      Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday      Hearth and Soul Hop, What's Cooking Wednesday      What's for Dinner?      Foodie Wednesday      Real Food Wednesday      What's On the Menu Wednesday      What's Cooking Wednesday      Full Plate Thursday      Fun with Food Friday      Tuesday Tantalizing Taste      Sweets for a Saturday



  1. I love banana bread! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tuesdays At The Table. :-)

  2. Sounds sooo good. I'm not much of a baker but this makes me want to go cook something good!

  3. I am a new follower via GFC, I found you through Blog It Forward Tuesday.Hope you can stop by my new blog and follow back

  4. love banana bread newest follower from the hop

  5. I a a huge banana bread fan, yours looks great! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  6. MMMMMMM....banana bread. One of the most versatile recipes on earth. It looks great.

  7. Yum! This looks delicious :) We currently have a banana shortage in Australia so bananas are worth their weight in gold!

  8. YUM! I bet the chocolate chips make it extra special! :)

  9. And just this morning I was looking at a bunch of overripe bananas on my counter! :) This sounds delicious!

    LOL I was looking at your list of categories in the left sidebar, and it took me a second to realize that "Crock Pot Curriculum" wasn't all one name. How tired am I?!

  10. Hi Ellen,
    This is a great Banana Bread, looks delicious! Thank you for sharing and have a special week!

  11. LOVE banana bread! Great blog. I am now following. Would love for you to stop by my blog and follow back ;)


  12. Oh man oh man! I love banana bread! I've been looking for a good recipe, and this might just be it!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and I can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog!

    Simply Kate

  13. I love banana bread! And yours looks so yummy!!!

  14. I love Banana Bread! You're making me hungry!


  15. ellen--this recipe looksso delicious. i used to have loads of bananas lying around at the end of the week and was always looking for ways to use them hubster has taken to eating a banana every morning...and there are never any left for me to bake with at the end of the week :( i might just have to hide a few! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  16. I love banana bread and often make it, however, I've never tried it with chocolate chips!! Next time I'm adding the chocolate...great recipe, thanks. Found you from the A-Z Challenge, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!

  17. Looks terrific! Great treat for spring! YUM!

  18. Looks great! I have a mean banana bread too :)
    Stop by and say hi

  19. Oh my yummy, how do you get the bread so fluffy. You should do a post on that-your secrets because every pic you snap is just stunning. My cooking experiments look crappy. Great post!~Russo @

  20. I love Banana Bread and the addition of chocolate chips - sounds great! Visiting from the Wednesday Window!

  21. Looks great. I am so glad you keep posting all these wonderful recipes on Made it on Monday!

  22. Looks delicious with the chips! Big fan of banana bread! Love it with nuts, too!

  23. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Russo, you truly make my day! ~ Ellen

  24. I've had banana bread on the brain these past few days and yours just looks really tasty, especially since it has chocolate in it. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your bread up.

  25. Hi Ellen,
    Sure glad to see that you are sharing that wonderful Banana Bread with us here at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and hope to see you next week!

  26. i love banana bread! i'll definitely try this recipe. thanks for sharing.
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!


  27. This is a great recipe. Thank you So much for sharing with Hearth and Soul Hop

  28. Hi Ellen,
    Thank you for sharing this.I love banana bread and when it has chocolate chips is so good.
    All the best,

  29. I love banana bread with chocolate. I used to make muffins for my daughter when she was little. Thanks for the reminder and for sharing at Hearth and Soul!

  30. Yum!! Looks delicious! I'm following you back ~ than you so much for stopping by my blog to say hello! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aimee @

  31. I'm having another Themed Baker's Sunday linky party! The theme this week is bread! I'd love for you to join!


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