This espresso banana bread is packed with chocolate chips and nuts. Perfect for breakfast, or dessert.
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Ok you guys. Banana bread. It’s one of my favorite things. So much so, that I have a single serve microwave version for when the craving really hits. There’s something about it that makes me feel like I’m making a smart choice, using up that last banana and that hits the sweet tooth all at the same time.
Ok, we know It’s not the healthiest thing. But that doesn’t stop me.
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips – oh this is so much more than that.
I wanted something a bit more edgy than just another chocolate chip banana bread recipe (not that there is ever a day when I’d a slice of that up). And trust me, dark chocolate chips (or even a Nutella swirl) go a long way in taking banana bread up a level.
A banana bread with chocolate chips, walnuts and espresso?
Can you make banana bread with frozen bananas?
Sure. Well. Ish… I always thaw my frozen bananas when I am going to use them to bake.
I never bake from frozen as that effects the overall temperature of the recipe while in the oven and can create soft or soggy spots.
However, frozen bananas are perfect blended in smoothies, ice cream, and in slow cooker oatmeal right from the freezer.
How to freeze bananas
Freezing bananas is a perfect way to not waste any almost expired bananas while storing up enough for future recipes.
- Slice the banana into rounds
- Arrange in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet
- Par freeze for 1 hour. (this helps them not stick together in one lumpy mess)
- Store in an airtight container and freeze completely.
Quick breads are perfect for snacking on any time of day. For more ideas, check these out!
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Coffee Cake
- Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Bread
- Caramel Frosted Zucchini Bread
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- 4 frozen bananas, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp instant espresso powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- grease two 5x9" bread pans
- In the bowl of your stand mixer combine bananas, sugar, egg, milk and butter.
- With the paddle attachment, beat until smooth.
- in a separate bowl, stir together flour, espresso powder, salt, and baking soda.
- While mixer is running at lowest speed, slowly add dry ingredients.
- Mix until just combined
- fold in chocolate chips
- Distribute batter evenly between bread pans.
- Bake on center rack 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove pans from oven and let cool 15 minutes before turning loaves out onto a wire rack.
- Allow to cool 30 minutes more before slicing.
This recipe is adapted from Baked
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
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