Mom's Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 eggs, slightly beaten

Juice of 1/2 orange (about 3 tablespoons)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), plus extra for greasing the pan, at room temperature

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Special equipment:
1 1/2-quart glass loaf pan
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Mix together the vanilla, eggs and orange juice in a measuring cup or small bowl. Cream the sugar and butter in a medium bowl until pale yellow and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the egg mixture and beat until creamy. Mix in the bananas until smooth. Pour the flour in 2 batches into the batter and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 1 hour, covering lightly with foil if the top gets too brown. Cool, remove from the pan and slice. Serve dusted with the confectioners' sugar.

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