This one-bowl Chocolate banana recipe will have you going little bananas, literally! So it’s time to sweeten the deal. This recipe combines two of man’s favorite things. You can have your chocolate and eat it too! This banana bread is full of chocolate chips for even more decadence! You only need a handful of ingredients to make this super easy recipe that takes a few minutes to prep and bake in less than an hour. There is NO special equipment needed to mix the batter; a bowl and fork or spoon are perfect. The chocolate banana bread is adaptable. You like nuts, throw some in the batter! Feeling like you want more chocolate than a banana, add in extra chips. This recipe comes out great every time!
What is one bowl of chocolate banana bread?
It is a delicious and easy banana bread recipe mixed in one bowl with the right proportion of chocolate chips. It is a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread.
- There is no need for frosting unless you prefer, but the loaf contains chocolate and has it on top too.
- Banana bread leavens with baking powder or baking soda.
- National banana bread day is February 23.
- The One bowl chocolate Banana chip is one variation of the original banana bread recipe.
The banana bread recipe first became a standard feature in the American cookbooks with baking powder and baking soda in the 1930s. Bananas officially appeared in the US in the early 1870s. It took a while for them to appear as ingredients in desserts. Some food historians believe banana bread was a byproduct of the Great Depression as resourceful wives did not wish to throw away the overripe bananas.
When should you eat one bowl of chocolate banana bread?
The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is perfect all year long. Winter and fall are my favorite seasons for sure because I love to spend my weekdays hunkered down in my kitchen baking away. This tender, easy-to-make, sweet, one-bowl chocolate chip banana bread serves best as a breakfast or afternoon snack or even a dessert treat.
What pairs with a One Bowl Chocolate Banana bread?
A slice of Chocolate Banana bread is excellent with a tall glass of tea or coffee on a Sunday morning.
How is it done?
It’s super easy to make; start by mashing some ripe bananas and then stir in the melted butter. You can use a sturdy wooden spoon or fork. Add in the wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients, combine until thick, not too runny.
Finally, fold in the chocolate chip and pour into a lightly greased loaf pan. Bake batter at 350F for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean when it’s fully baked. Let it cool completely on a wire rack. Try not to over-bake the banana bread because it will become dry! Slice and enjoy!
How the ingredients work
Ripe bananas: These add a rich, sweeter taste to the loaf. The browner the bananas are, the sweeter they will be! The recipe calls for ½ cup of sugar, but you can add more or less according to your taste palate.
Melted butter: Here is another plus to the banana bread. Melted butter adds to the moisture of the loaf, creating a soft but dense bread. The butter melts perfectly in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Sugar adds a rich caramel flavor to the loaf. It contributes to the softness of the bread.
Baking soda: Helps the bread to rise and add that gorgeous dome shape you will love!
Why should you consume this One Bowl Chocolate Banana Bread?
The best part of this banana bread, other than being delicious, is that it takes just one bowl with a fork or spoon. Another great thing about this recipe is that it contains ingredients you most likely have on hand. The process is easy! You can make your banana bread at any time, no hassle, no mixer needed. In times of doubt, nothing is more comforting than spending time in the kitchen baking from your heart. It helps take your mind off what is happening and gives you an excuse not to watch the news.
Question and Answer
- Can you freeze banana bread?
Yes! It can store in the freezer in plastic wrap or store in a zip-closed bag for up to 4 months.
- Can I make the banana bread into muffins?
Yes! You can switch these recipes from a loaf into single muffins. The baking time would decrease to approximately 20 – 22 minutes, or until the muffins are cooked through.
- How do you keep chocolate chips from sinking in the banana bread?
You often see or hear that chocolate chips sink to the bottom of the banana bread. Fold the chocolate chips at the end of the recipe instead of all at once. You can also toss the chocolate in a few tablespoons of flour. This action prevents them from sinking to the bottom too.
When making your banana bread, try not to over mix the batter because it can determine whether the banana bread rises beautifully or sinks. Always line or grease the loaf pan before pouring in the batter. Bake the banana bread more evenly and avoids the potential for it to stick. If you want to keep banana bread moist, let it cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap, then store it on a counter for up to 5 days.
- 3 ripe bananas
- ½ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- Prepare 8” x 5” loaf pan, spray with baking
spray, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mash the bananas until completely smooth in a large
bowl. Stir in the melted butter until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients until the batter is thick and combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips, then pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 50, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool completely at room temperature.