Cinnamon chocolate chip banana bread- moist cinnamon banana bread with mini chocolate chips. It is coated with cinnamon sugar with extra chocolate chips on top.
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I started making this chocolate chip banana bread back when I didn't really know what baking was. I started by using a basic recipe, but over time I found that my banana bread had to up its game. So, this recipe was born.
This cinnamon chocolate chip banana bread is very moist. It not only has cinnamon in the batter, but the pan is coated in cinnamon sugar so that even the crust has an amazing flavor. Then, with those mini chocolate chips, it's melt in your mouth good.
While banana bread is relatively easy to make, there is still a lot that can be improved upon to make it impress your friends.
Important Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Sour Cream- Sour cream takes a dry banana bread and makes it very moist. It also helps keep it moist on day 3 or 4. If it is still around by then!
- Cinnamon- I coat the loaf pan in cinnamon sugar. I add cinnamon to the batter and I sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top before I bake. It is loaded with flavor and it really takes banana bread to the next level.
- Nuts- While there are no nuts in this recipe, you can add nuts if you desire. I recommend either walnuts or pecans. For this recipe I would scale the chocolate chips down a ¼ cup and add ¼-1/2 of chopped nuts, depending on your preference.
- Chocolate chips- It is so important that it is mini chocolate chips. I wouldn't add regular chocolate chips, because then it would be too much chocolate per bite. The minis are perfect.
How Do I Store The Banana Bread
I store it in two different ways. You can wrap the whole loaf in aluminum foil. Also, you can cut it into slices and store in Tupperware. When I made it this time, I stored it in Tupperware because then it was ready to go. It also sealed in all the extra moisture as well.
Let's Get This Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Going!
So, the very first thing I do is coat the pan in cinnamon sugar. The pan I use is this one.
I always have a shaker of cinnamon sugar on hand, but I included in the recipe how to make it (super easy!) and you can sprinkle it on by hand if you don't have a shaker. I am super generous when I coat the pan. After coating I just shake out the extra cinnamon sugar and then pan is all set!
I will probably say this a lot, but sift your dry ingredients! That is my next step after I get my pan all set. I always sift my dry ingredients because it gets rid of any flour clumps and makes for a much smoother batter!
This also includes the cinnamon. I wouldn't say you have to sift the cinnamon, but I always add it to the top of the flour and sift it all together.
Afterwards, it is time to cream your butter and brown sugar together. After beating them together, it is very important to scrape down the side of the bowl before adding the eggs. This will make sure everything gets mixed together. It won't be as fluffy as butter and white sugar, so that is why I always scrape the bowl.
After adding the eggs, I add the bananas and the sour cream (make sure the sour cream is room temperature) and then add the dry ingredients slowly.
Then, the best part: the mini chocolate chips.
Once you add the batter to the loaf pan, sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top. I also add a few extra chocolate chips. The top of the bread looks so good with the extra chocolate.
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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- ¼ cup White granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- ½ cup Butter melted and cooled
- ¾ cup Brown sugar packed light brown sugar
- 2 Large eggs room temperature
- ¼ cup Sour Cream room temperature
- 3 Overripe bananas mashed. Equal to 1 cup.
- 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup Mini chocolate chips plus more to top the loaf.
- In a small bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon together.¼ cup White granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9X5-inch loaf pan with non-stick baking spray. Line the bottom and 2 sides with parchment paper. Spray again. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar in the pan. Shake the pan until it is coated. Pour the excess of cinnamon sugar into a bowl to use on top.
- In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. Mash bananas on a plate. Use a fork or a potato masher to mash them. Melt the butter in the microwave, let it cool to room temperature before using.2 cups All-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon Baking soda, ½ teaspoon Salt, 1 ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon, 3 Overripe bananas, ½ cup Butter
- In a separate large bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, sour cream, mashed bananas, vanilla, and eggs. Use a whisk to mix together.¾ cup Brown sugar, 2 Large eggs, ¼ cup Sour Cream, 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet. Whisk until just combined. Pour in the mini chocolate chips and mix until combined.¾ cup Mini chocolate chips
- Pour the batter into the pan. Top with the extra cinnamon sugar and extra mini chocolate chips.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes in the hot pan. Then, transfer the loaf to a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before cutting into it.