Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Servings: 10 slices 1/2 cup unsalted butter, (8 Tbsp), softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 3 bananas, (very ripe) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Ingredients

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Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Butter and flour a bread loaf pan (9.25"L x 5.25"W x 2.75"D)

Instructions

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In a mixing bowl using paddle attachment, cream together 1/2 cup softened butter and 2/3 cup sugar. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs.

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Mash bananas with a fork until consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the mixing bowl along with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix until blended. 

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In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix until incorporated.

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Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips then transfer to prepared bread pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate over the top and bake at 350˚F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest 10 min before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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