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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

| September 5, 2014 | 12 Comments

Bananas

Bananas are not just for monkeys! Did you know that bananas are high in potassium? Bananas outrank almost all other types of fruit when it comes to potassium. Bananas are officially recognized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke. Potassium helps maintain the body’s water balance. Higher potassium intakes may protect against high blood pressure by increasing the amount of sodium your kidneys excrete. Potassium is critical for normal muscle, nerve and brain function. Bananas are a good source of carbohydrate, therefore eating a banana one hour before you exercise/run will provide glucose into your bloodstream. In return, your muscles use it for energy. For more tips on eating before a run, you can read Eating for Runners.

Daily suggested potassium intake:

  • Adults and teenagers need 4,700 mg each day
  • children aged 1 to 3 require 3,000 mg
  • 4 to 8 years old need 3,800 mg
  • 9 to 13 years old should get 4,500 mg of potassium daily

 Nutritional breakdown of a banana:

  • Vitamin B6 – .5 mg
  • Manganese – .3 mg
  • Vitamin C – 9 mg
  • Potassium – 450 mg
  • Dietary Fiber – 3g
  • Protein – 1 g
  • Magnesium – 34 mg
  • Folate – 25.0 mcg
  • Riboflavin – .1 mg
  • Niacin – .8 mg
  • Vitamin A – 81 IU
  • Iron – .3 mg

We definitely enjoy eating bananas at our household. A favourite snack using bananas is a Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (see recipe below). If you want a Banana Bread only, just omit the chocolate chips and it’s as delicious without them. You could also substitute the chocolate chips for 1 cup of walnuts. If you like your banana bread more moist add 4 bananas.  You can serve it warm or cold and make sure to store it in a tight lid container to keep it moist.

For more recipes using bananas, you can check out:

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Splits Breakfast

Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Apple Muffins

A Smoothie Recipe

Super Easy Banana Bread

Banana Muffins

Enjoy!

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of organic cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 medium mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Add mashed bananas and blend with the mixture.
  4. In a large bowl, stir flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add banana mixture and stir until it's moisten.
  6. Grease a loaf pan.
  7. Add batter to the load.
  8. Bake at 350 °F for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Leave the bread in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a cake rack to cool.

Notes

If you want a Banana Bread only, just omit the chocolate chips and it's as delicious without them. You could also substitute the chocolate chips for 1 cup of walnuts. If you like your banana bread more moist add 4 bananas. You can serve it warm or cold. Store in a tight lid container.

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Photo credit for bananas: https://www.flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/4200928193/ 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Suzie m says:

    sounds great I would replace the chocolate with seeds or nuts

  2. Justin Thiboutot says:

    Delicious – thanks for posting!!

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    Love banana bread! It’s such a staple in my house.

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    Love Banana Bread but you know I have never made it with chocolate chips, going to have to try that next time.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m afraid that I personally don’t like banana bread at all. Strangely enough the rest of my family love it & we always have bananas in the deep freeze ready for the next batch.

  6. kristen visser says:

    oh wow does that ever sound and look delicious!! I have made regular banana bread but not with the chocolate chips. awesome idea for next time 🙂

  7. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    only thing I actually like baking. so easy to make so tasty to eat

  8. Holly says:

    I am obsessed with banana bread. I’ve actually never made it myself though. I definitely need to give this recipe a try!

  9. kathy downey says:

    We love Banana bread,i wonder would spoil them if i add chocolate chips………

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