Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

November  1, 2014
4 Ratings
  • Serves Makes one loaf
Author Notes

I spent many afternoons and evenings with my dear friend and fellow Food52er inpatskitchen watching her mother cook and learning from her. One of my favorites was her Banana Bread. I have tinkered with her recipe (I don't think she would mind) making it with whole wheat flour and chocolate chips. My tinker has become my granddaughters and her entire swim teams favorite. It has been requested for the upcoming conference swim meet. I made several loaves today and put them in the freezer. They will be my gift to the EK Swim and Dive Team this week. —GiGi26

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 very ripe and mashed bananas
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk (or soured milk add 1 tsp vinegar to the 3 tbs of milk)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease loaf pan
  2. Whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar, beat in egg and add buttermilk, add bananas to this mixture.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time until well mixed
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan
  7. Bake at 350 for 1 hour
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4 Reviews

Steven November 17, 2017
None of the steps include adding the bananas.
GiGi26 November 18, 2017
Thanks Steven for calling this to my attention. Banana direction has been added.
inpatskitchen November 2, 2014
Love the changes and the photo is terrific!
GiGi26 November 2, 2014
Thanks, Patti! I hope it makes the girls swim fast!! :-)