Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Standard

Yields 1 loaf (or 4 mini loaves)

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes
1 large egg, beaten
3 large, overripe bananas, mashed
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.

Preperation

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Then mix in the egg, mashed bananas, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet, making sure to scrape the bottom with your spatula. Mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips. The batter will be thick and lumpy.

Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and level the surface with a spatula. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top of the loaf cracks down the length, this is also a sign the bread may be done. If using a mini loaf pan, reduce the baking time to 35 to 45 minutes.

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

This is my next mission, I love baking banana bread with my hubby and this is gonna be the best one ever baked!

L&L

Recipe by The Pastry affair

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