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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Muffins (Optional: Cinnamon Streusel Topping)

This chocolate chip banana bread is one of my favorite things in the world! I could probably live off of it. That's a little extreme, but I mean it. I've officially created my favorite go-to banana bread recipe, and it's a family favorite. I've been trying to figure out my go-to recipe for YEARS & I finally got it!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: banana bread, breakfast, chocolate, dessert
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • 9x5 loaf pan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 4 ripe small or medium bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour spoon & leveled
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¾-1 cup chocolate chips depending on preference

Optional Streusel:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with oil.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine butter & sugar.
  • Add in mashed banana, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • Pour in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix until incorporated, but don’t over mix.
  • Pour in the chocolate chips, and fold in with a wooden spoon.

For a loaf:

  • Pour banana bread mixture into your loaf pan. Top with extra chocolate chips, if using. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Around 35 minutes, check bread & cover with foil so doesn’t get too browned. Let cool, & enjoy!

For muffins:

  • Pour banana bread mixture into 12 sprayed regular sized muffins tins. You can make a plain batter and top some with chocolate and leave the others without. Up to you! Bake for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

For Streusel (on loaf or muffins):

  • To make the streusel, add all ingredients together and mix until they form a mixture that sticks together. I added the streusel in replacement of chocolate chips.
  • Crumble the streusel up over the the muffins or loaf. Bake as noted above. Adds the best crunch and additional little sweetness. It's a game changer! Enjoy!

Notes

For Storing: Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 days!
For Freezing: Once totally cooled, freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter for a few hours before enjoying! Can reheat in oven or microwave.