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White Chocolate Banana Bread

banana bread recipesWhen you write a food blog, you tend to read a lot of food blogs. Amanda at i am baker is one of my favorites. First of all, the woman is amazingly talented. Her cookies and cakes are beyond gorgeous and she oozes creativity. On top of that, she is hysterically funny. Recently she has been posting vlogs and they make me laugh very, very, hard. The other day, she posted this banana bread recipe and I had bananas laying around and three kids that wanted to bake something. Amanda calls it cake, but it makes me feel better to serve it for breakfast to my children when it is called bread.

This bread is moist and the white chocolate chips melt into the cake bread leaving behind this caramelized taste that is amazing. Obviously you could leave out the white chocolate chips, but why would you? The brown sugar gives a bit of depth and this will now be my go-to banana cake bread recipe.

banana bread recipe1 stick butter room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups mashed overripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups white chocolate chips

banana bread recipeLike all good things, this starts with creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

banana bread recipeWhile your butter is creaming, mash the bananas.

banana bread recipeMash until you get bored. Does not take long when you are 6.

banana bread recipeAdd the banana mixture to the mixer.

banana bread recipeQuality control at work.

banana bread recipeAdd the eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.

banana bread recipeAdd the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

banana bread recipeButter a loaf pan and make sure the oven is preheated to 350 degrees.

white chocolate banana bread recipeAdd the white chocolate chips to the batter.

banana bread recipePour the batter into the prepared pan.

white chocolate banana bread recipeWhere did those chippies go? Bake the bread for 60-65 minutes.

banana bread recipeMeanwhile, blow up Daddy on Mommy’s stolen phone. It is hard to be mad at this little nugget for pilfering my phone when he is this cute.

banana bread recipeAfter about an hour, you will have this gorgeous loaf cooling on a rack.

banana bread recipeReady to slice and eat.

banana bread recipeThanks Amanda for this recipe. If you need some inspiration and a dose of creativity, read her blog. I still cannot figure out how she gets the surprises inside the cakes.

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White Chocolate Banana Bread


Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. While your butter is creaming, mash the bananas.
  3. Add the banana mixture to the mixer.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
  6. Butter a loaf pan and make sure the oven is preheated to 350 degrees.
  7. Add the white chocolate chips to the batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake the bread for 60-65 minutes.

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  1. Amanda

    May 18th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    This totally makes me want to make another batch today… it looks amazing!! Well done!

  2. Eva

    May 18th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Awesome blog! I love your photos!

  3. bakedbree

    May 20th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    that is so sweet, thank you.

  4. Betsy

    May 18th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    How much cinnamon?

  5. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    oops.. thank for catching that. 1 teaspoon. I fixed it in the ingredients list.

  6. Kathi

    May 20th, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Definitely have to try these; but does 3/4 cup (brown sugar) mean three quarters or three to four cups? And is 3/4 cups (white chocolate chip cookies) mean the same?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  7. bakedbree

    May 20th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    it means three quarters of a cup.

  8. Kathi

    May 30th, 2011 at 3:52 am

    oh my oh my…
    I made this banana bread about a year ago, and today, a friend asked me for the recipe. I’d lost it! Fortunately I remembered that you measured the bananas in cups, thanks to that I was able to find your site again πŸ™‚ This cake (bread?) is awesome, thanks again for the recipe!

  9. bakedbree

    May 30th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Welcome back Kathi! I am glad that you found this recipe and could share it with your friend.

  10. Emily

    June 1st, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Bree I love your blog! I have made soo.. many things off of your site, cinnamon bun pan cakes, peanut butter pie, and many more! and they are all delicious by the way. I have bananas laying around that I’m waiting to be ripe enough to make this. We are major banana bread lovers at my house and I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

  11. bakedbree

    June 3rd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I am so glad!! I love hearing when people make my recipes and enjoy them. Thank you for being a reader!

  12. Carol

    June 3rd, 2010 at 7:28 am

    you have vanilla listed twice on your ingredients list; i can’t wait to try this!

  13. bakedbree

    June 3rd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    oops… thanks for catching it. Hope that you like it as much as we did.

  14. Tan

    July 16th, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Hi, awesome recipe, thanks! Have just made it and even my husband, who is not into sweet things loves it!! Just a quick request, any chance you could list your recipe ingredients by weight, too, rather than just cups? I’m from Australia and our cup sizes are different down here, so the recipes don’t work as cups… could you check my conversions next time you make this?? It seemed to work fine when I did it, but maybe your measures get a better result???
    the above recipe in metric is:
    125g butter
    150g brown sugar
    2 eggs
    5ml vanilla
    460g mashed banana
    270g flour
    3g cinnamon
    4.3g baking soda
    1.75g salt
    120g white choc chips

    Also, your little ones are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous! My 2yo is a mobile junkie too (my phone bill is something to behold!!! But the upshot is my mother in law in perth 3 timezones away is very happy to receive calls from her grandson!!) xxxxxx

  15. bakedbree

    July 18th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I will try next time. I do measure sometimes instead of using cups.
    Thank you, I think that they are pretty cute too.

  16. Shelby

    August 4th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    You always come through for me in a pinch! I got some overly ripe bananas today and was looking for a great Banana Bread recipe. Thank you Bree!! Keep up the wonderful recipes and the pictures are so freakin’ cute. Give the kids hugs for us!

  17. bakedbree

    August 6th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    glad that I could help!

  18. Kim

    August 19th, 2010 at 4:49 am

    darn! this turned out dry for me and might have needed some more bananas. i cooked it for 50 minutes in one loaf pan. maybe i’ll try again using little pans.

  19. bakedbree

    August 21st, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I am sorry that this bread was dry for you.

  20. evie

    October 13th, 2010 at 3:02 am

    is the temp 350 Celsius ?? πŸ˜€

  21. bakedbree

    October 13th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    350 Fahrenheit.

  22. Stephanie

    August 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    This is the absolute best banana bread recipe ever! I have made a lot of different banana bread recipes over the years but this is the best yet….my go to every time. My kids love it and we make it sometimes with regular chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or a mix of whatever we have. YUM!! Thank You!!

  23. bakedbree

    August 29th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    thank you Stephanie!

  24. Silkina

    October 27th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Hi,

    I’m new to your blog and loving all the recipes! Great photography too. Btw, where did you get that pink batter bowl? It’s so cute! I’ve been searching for a good batter bowl. Thanks and looking forward to more posts from you!! πŸ™‚

  25. bakedbree

    October 29th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks, the pink bowl was part of a set that I got in Canada. It doesn’t have any info on the bottom on who makes it. Sorry!

  26. Dawn

    January 2nd, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Hi,
    Can you use frozen bananas? I usually freeze them once they are getting over ripe?
    Thanks,
    Dawn πŸ™‚

  27. bakedbree

    January 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Sure!

  28. Candace

    March 1st, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This blog was so adorable!!!! And the bread is amazing as well:)

  29. bakedbree

    March 1st, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    thank you Candace!

  30. Kjirsten

    June 22nd, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Hi Bree, I just popped this bread into my rice cooker. Yes, my rice cooker! This is how I usually make breads and cakes because for a long time I didn’t have an oven and even now all I have is a tiny little toaster oven. Baking is not common where I live in Asia but luckily I was able to order some Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour online and I made the bread with it just now. Also I couldn’t find white chocolate chips but I did get some Hershey’s cookies and cream bars, chopped those up and threw them in… we’ll see how it turns out! I licked the bowl, delicious so far πŸ™‚

  31. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Wow! You really are serious about baking if you have to go through all of that to make it happen!

  32. Jahnavi Mirashi

    December 6th, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hey Bree,

    I’ve been baking your banana bread for years now and I love it. One thing I’ve been wondering is how long does this bread last with refrigeration, do you think? I never get the chance to actually refrigerate it. It’s gone within a couple of days. πŸ˜‰

  33. bakedbree

    December 12th, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I’ve never refrigerated it. I would guess a few extra days, but I worry about what might happen to the texture.

  34. Nancy P Voss

    January 26th, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Just made your delightful bread this morning! They turned out SO very good. I made but two changes by using oil instead of butter and also added a half cup of walnuts. I baked mine in 4 mini loaves mostly because I love to gift/share my goodies. Thank you for sharing this perfect recipe. β™₯️

  35. bakedbree

    January 29th, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I am so glad that you liked it. And I like to share my baked stuff too. That way I don’t eat it all myself. πŸ™‚

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