Chocolate chip banana bread

By Molly Keith

Chocolate chip banana bread serves as a delectable complement to a chilly homework-filled Sunday afternoon. Take a break from the books to prepare this  simple and savory snack.

You will need 1 cup of sugar, an egg, 1 1/2 cups of butter, 1 cup of mashed bananas, 3 tablespoons of milk, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts. You will also need a 9-by-5-by-3-inch baking pan, a large spoon and a mixing bowl. For best results, make sure the bananas are extremely ripe.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the sugar, egg and butter until fluffy with a spoon or hand mixer. Set the bowl aside.  Mash the bananas and measure 3 tablespoons of whole milk and combine them; set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda together.

Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the banana mixture into the creamed butter mixture, stirring until the batter is moist. Make sure the mixture becomes moist.  Afterward, stir in the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts. Grease the baking pan and allow bread to bake for 1 hour. After the bread is baked, let it cool for 10 minutes and serve it.

If you are the coffee-loving type, a cup of black coffee will complement the chocolate chip banana bread’s sweetness.


1    cup sugar

1    egg

1/2 cup butter

1     cup mashed, ripe bananas

3    tablespoons milk

2    cup sifted flour

1    teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1    cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup finely chopped nuts


1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.    Cream sugar, egg and butter

3.    Combine mashed bananas and milk

4.    Sift flour with baking powder and baking soda

5.    Alternate adding dry ingredients and banana mixture into creamed butter mixture, stirring until batter is moist.

6.    Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

7.    Grease baking pan and bake for 1 hour

8.    Let cool for 10 minutes