Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips

Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips

Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips

My very good friend N just lost an aunt to cancer and as a thank you, she decided to do a charity bake sale at the office for tomorrow to raise funds for the hospice that cared so well for her aunt.  She asked me if I was interested in making some cakes and, of course, I obliged! I mean, any excuse to do some Sunday baking! I decided to make 3 different cakes – Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips, Blueberry Cupcakes (for those who wanted to be a tad healthy) and Boston Cream Cupcakes.

Here’s what you need for the Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips;

Banana Loaf ingredients

ingredients

  • 55 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4/5 ripe bananas
  • 70 grams chocolate chips
  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 5 grams bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 grams salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • Some brown sugar (optional)

Method:

butter

55 grams of butter butter

Weigh out 55 grams of unsalted butter

white sugar

200 grams white sugar

Weigh out 200 grams of white sugar

plain flour

250 grams plain flour

Weigh out 250 grams of plain flour

mash bananas

mash bananas

Do the monster mash with the bananas. I used a potato masher, and I didn’t quite puree it as I like for there to be chunks in the loaf – makes it a little more chewy.

In a mixer, cream butter and sugar till creamy

add eggs

add eggs

Add the 2 eggs to the mixture – mix on a low setting so that your face does not get egged! 🙂 🙂

add bananas

add bananas

Add the bananas into the mixture and slowly mix the whole lot together – I mixed it on a super low setting as I didn’t want the bananas to get too mashed up and still have chunks in.

chocolate chips

chocolate chips

Weigh out about 70 grams of chocolate chips – more if you are a chocolate fiend.

add vanilla

add vanilla

Add vanilla essence to mixture, then add chocolate chips.  Put on a medium setting so that that mixture is properly mixed together.

salt

salt

Add salt and the bicarbonate of soda to mixture. Sorry I totally forgot to take a picture of the bicarb of soda!  MIX MIX MIX!

bake at 175 C for 1 hour

bake at 175 degrees C for 1 hour

After that, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and voila! One moist banana loaf with chocolate chips done! As you can see, I had some spare batter and so I made cupcakes – they were delicious and very moist.  You can do without the choc chips if you just want pure banana loaf.

Happy Baking lovelies!

KimmyX

Handy tip: Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the mixture to give it that lovely brown colouring on the top and to make the top extra crunchy!

Yet another handy tip: Add some walnuts and take away choc chips for a healthier option. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Moist Banana Loaf With Chocolate Chips

    1. Kimmy Post author

      Hi Rosemary!

      Definitely! Ive just been rushing to do the other two recipes for tomorrow and didn’t take a picture of the loaf – came out beautifully. Will shoot upstairs now and take a picture 🙂
      KimmyX

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  1. Kimmy Post author

    Hi again Rosemary,

    Ta-daa! Ive taken a picture for you and uploaded it on the post – let me know if you try out the recipe and how you like the taste of it! 🙂 Fingers crossed it goes down a treat with the people at work tomorrow! 🙂

    KimmyX

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