Banana Bread


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 bag semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips 
  • 2 c. bananas (2-3 ripe & mashed bananas)
  • ½ c. butter, melted
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinnamon for crust (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl, whisk together bananas, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs. Pour over the flour mixture and stir until blended. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Pour mixture into the loaf pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before turning out onto a rack or serving plate. Serve warm.


Reprinted from Equal Exchange.