Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Baking with the kids is a great activity for rainy days, so when Syd asked if we could make banana bread on Sunday I was only too happy to agree. Banana bread is not only tasty, it also has fruit in it and therefore I can consider it almost virtuous!


banana bread with chocolate chunks



Both boys helped with the making of this, and particularly got into to smooshing the bananas ready for the mix – my poor mixing bowl took quite the beating!!


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Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
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A tasty banana bread with added chocolate chunks.
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 10-12 slices
  • 140g softened butter or similar spread
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas - mashed
  • 50g of chocolate - chunks, chips or broken pieces.
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Stir in the mashed banana and vanilla essence.
  3. Stir in the beaten eggs.
  4. Fold through the dry ingredients and the chocolate chunks.
  5. Pop into a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper and bake at 180 degrees for between 35 - 45 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm with custard, or cold later.

Mine took longer than expected in the oven, heading in on the 45 minute mark. Top tip time :- If like mine, yours is starting to get rather brown on top while still wet in the middle, cover tightly with foil – this allows the cake to cook without browning further.



We enjoyed ours with custard and it was delicious. Well. Apart from Syd who was full up after licking the bowl – always the highlight of baking when you are four!


licking the bowl


What are your kids favourite homemade cakes and bakes?

Love Miss Cisco XXX




  1. January 7, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Family favourite in our house but I’ve never ever thought about serving it with custard. My son wouldn’t touch that but I think my daughter would love it!

    • January 7, 2016 / 10:22 am

      Bananas and custard are such a classic combo I thought I’d give it a go and it was delicious!

  2. January 7, 2016 / 11:47 am

    This looks like a great bake! Love that you can print out the recipe. We totally agree that baking is a great activity for a rainy day!
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  3. January 7, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Family favourite! I regularly make banana bread but mine never looks as fluffy as this, mines normally dense and stodgy like a malt loaf.Then again I can’t have certain foods so I use less sugar and butter and more bananas! Borrowing your recipe for the weekend, I’ll let you know how mine turns out! x

  4. January 7, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I would have totally been licking the spoon too, I love Banana bread but have never out chocolate in it, so that is something I am now adding in x
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  5. January 7, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Oh yum, I love banana bread for using up bananas that have gone black in the fruit bowl. I’m on a bit of a gluten-free challenge at the moment so will have to save this, unless I get lucky and find some gluten free baking powder -can’t find that darned stuff anywhere!
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  6. January 7, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Bananas and chocolate you can’t actually go wrong with that now can you It’s yummy.

  7. January 7, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Mmm this looks delicious and looks like you guys had fun making it too!

  8. January 10, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I tried to make banana bread recently, with the intention of sharing on the blog but a) I ended up burning it as I forgot my oven is very hot compared to normal instructions and b.) because my food photos are utterly rubbish.

  9. January 12, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    This looks delicious, a great way of using up the bananas. Never thought about having it with custard before…must give that a taste test!

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