Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

July 21, 2011

DSC08858I have tried about a million recipes for the supposed ‘best’ banana bread.  It seems, however, that it often turns out dry and slightly tasteless.

I came across this recipe that contains Mayonnaise… which, was interesting. But I gave it a try anyway.

Well… It turned out to be the BEST and most moist Banana bread ever!! Not to mention that you can stir things in, like chocolate chips, walnuts, and pretty much whatever you’d like.DSC08845

1 C. butter- softened
2 C. white sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. chopped walnutsRecipe:
Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease two 9×5 loaf pans
In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Stir in the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition.  Stir in the mayonnaise and bananas.
In separate bowl, stir in flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Blend the flour muxture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine.  Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (very important!), apx 50-75 minutes.  – (I check it at 60 minutes, and usually put it back in for another 5-10 minutes.)
Cool in the loaf pan for 20 min. before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.  Cut around the edges before trying to remove from loaf pan.


Another reason why I love my Mix’N’Chop from Pampered Chef.  Not only used for Hamburger, but also used on smashing up just about anything!

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Mix all the ingredients together (as per the recipe)


Fold in the Chocolate Chips and if desired some walnuts (my Husband *Hates* nuts in his banana bread…)

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Make sure that you test the bread with a toothpick.  looks can be so deceiving and if it’s not cooked in the middle, it will flop. *And I know from experience!*


  1. hi,

    wow it’s a very easy to make and take short time and very delicious food. I really love it and enjoy with reading this tips.

    Thank you,
    God bless you,

  2. Just found your blog (such a nice blog!) because Sue from Basically Baked found your Minnesota cookie and Anna from Cookie Madness mentioned the contest. I have yet to find the perfect banana bread. I am entering banana bread in the State Fair competition this year. Maybe I will try this recipe and see if I like it. Entries need to be made from scratch, but they don’t need to be your own recipe. Have you entered anything into the state fair before? I’ll bet you would win something!

  3. Mrs. Jen B says:

    Mmmm I love banana bread! Like you, I’ve searched for the perfect recipe, because like you said – sometimes it’s just plain blah. But I have to say, the mayo’s got me intrigued!

  4. Now I must try this!!! :o)

  5. I made this recipe today and when I checked it at 60 minutes it was really dark, almost burned ;( Bummer. I’ll have to give it another try sometime, because I also didn’t have enough bananas! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Vickie Couturier says:

    ive been looking for a good banana bread reciepe,thanks

  9. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I have a few bananas I was thinking about using to make banana bread. I should give this one a try. I like the idea of having the chocolate chips in it

  10. Thomas Murphy says:

    Looks good, thanks for the recipe!

  11. Bananas and chocolate chips why didn’t I think of that

  12. My kids love banana bread. I don’t know why I never thought to add chocolate chips! They would love it!

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  14. Hanh Allmon says:

    I looooove to make banana bread, I’ll have to give this one a try 😀

  15. shelly peterson says:

    I love banana bread and muffins. I have not tried it with chocolate chips before, I love chocolate so I think I would love this recipe.

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