This is my favorite banana bread recipe. I’ve been making it for my boys for years and it turns our perfectly every time. Works for both muffins or bread, with or without chocolate chips. I found the recipe through my friend Tara Whitney, but it’s originally from Food Network. Enjoy!
1 cup granulated sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 large eggs 3 ripe bananas 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Mix in chocolate chips
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.