Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This week’s recipe is all about those black bananas that you have sitting on your counter.  I buy, on average, eight bananas a week.  Some weeks we eat all eight and some weeks we don’t touch any of them.  On the weeks that we don’t touch them, I usually freeze a couple for smoothie making and then use the other in one of my favorite things, the Banana bread!  More specifically, I use them in chocolate chip banana bread.

This version removes a bunch of the crap (canola oil, white flour, etc.) and replaces it with some healthier alternatives. Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c pure cane sugar
  • 1/3-1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed, overly-ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 1/2 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two loaf pans.
  2. Mix sugar, honey, and coconut oil.
  3. Stir in eggs, bananas, milk, and vanilla
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Divide batter between the two pans.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.

This is the best banana bread I’ve ever had –good.  If you give it a try, let me know what you think.

Chocolate chip banana bread

Why Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

One main question that ponders the mind of many is why they should make their own chocolate chip banana bread. After all, there are plenty of options from the market as well.

Healthier Option

One reason why many people don’t try out baked products including chocolate chip banana bread is that they are concerned with health issues. Usually, they contain high amounts of sugary content and fats. However, the ingredients we mentioned above such as pure cane sugar are healthier ones with regards to the various health issues. You won’t be getting too many calories with simple and home-baked banana bread. We have also mentioned the use of honey to make it sweeter and did not use any forms of artificial flavoring to make it sweet. This makes it quite organic too. 

So, the big reason why to bake your own chocolate chip banana bread is that it is healthier than what you might get from the market. Brands often add artificial sweeteners and flavors to give it a taste and aroma but it brings several harmful consequences on our health as well. 

Your Own Recipe

Another important reason why you should make your chocolate chip banana bread is that you can create it just like you want it. When you get it from some bakery, you have to eat what you get, and honestly speaking, not everyone likes the taste. Some may find it too sweet, while others might not like the taste. When you make it from your own recipe and according to your own taste standards, you can make it precisely according to your taste and likings. 

Cost

Cost is one of the most important things when it comes to baked products. Bakeries are not just becoming expensive, they are overcharging the items for something they are not worth. Be it chocolate chip banana bread or an egg pudding, bakeries charge you several dollars for it while you can make one at home for almost half the price or even less. This is mainly because you are saving on a lot of costs including rent, utilities, and profit margins as well. In simple terms, if you really like to get baked desserts such as chocolate chip banana bread and are not buying them from bakeries because of high prices, you can bake them at home. Although it requires some work, you are getting the desserts 50% cheaper. 

Banana Bread

Interest

Last and yet one of the biggest reasons why many people would want to bake chocolate chip banana bread instead of buying it out is because they have a major interest in cooking and trying out new things. Many people don’t have issues with budget or with health concerns and they are just interested in trying out different types of new dishes and baking them according to their likings. If you are among those, do try out the above-given recipe as well! Also, try out the recipe for Tartine English Muffins.

Booklist:

Product
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Where to Buy
Betty Crocker Cookbook: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today
The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes

Betty Crocker Cookbook: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today

The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes

Conclusion

Be it chocolate chip banana bread or any other dessert, I have given you plenty of reasons above as to why you should make one at home rather than buying from any bakery. In addition to that, do try making up the chocolate chip banana bread from the recipe given above. Surely! You’ll be in love with the taste and aroma.