Banana Bread

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recipe by Cormac Walsh

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 40mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 5 ratings

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recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Baking spray icon
    Baking spray
    as needed
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    ½ cup (about 115.2 g)
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
    1 cup (about 204 g)
  • Egg icon
    2 (about 100 g)
  • Milk icon
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tbsp (about 13.2 g)
  • Banana icon
    3 (about 360 g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 cups (about 259.2 g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tsp (about 4.65 g)
  • Salt icon
    ¼ tsp (about 1.5 g)
  • Chocolate chips icon
    Chocolate chips
    ½ cup (about 85.2 g)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C, low rack
  2. Line a clean loaf pan with parchment paper
  3. Grease with baking spray
  4. Melt unsalted butter a clean small bowl
  5. Melt in microwave - approx 20 sec
  6. Transfer content of small bowl to large mixing bowl
  7. Add white sugar to the large mixing bowl
  8. Whisk until combined
  9. Add egg to the batter
  10. Whisk until combined
  11. Add milk and vanilla extract to the batter
  12. Mash banana into the batter
  13. Add all purpose flour, baking soda and salt to the batter
  14. Stir until combined
  15. Fold chocolate chips into the batter
  16. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  17. Bake until skewer tests clean - 50 min, 175°C
  18. Cool - approx 10 min
  19. Serve
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