White Chocolate Banana Bread – Super moist banana bread loaded with white chocolate chips. A must try for a different banana bread recipe.
Can you have too many banana bread recipes? I really don’t think so.
Banana bread is typically one of the first things we learn to bake as kids and holds a special place in our hearts forever. The smell of freshly baked banana bread wafting through the house brings me back to my childhood instantly.
That’s not to say, that it couldn’t be fancied up from time to time, right?
In this case, I’m using white chocolate to do the job. Not just any white chocolate either, but really high-quality white chocolate that will caramelize on the top and create the most golden crust imaginable. Choose a brand with cocoa solids of at least 28%.
Callebaut W2 is my favorite brand of white chocolate, and you can order it from Walmart in smaller quantities. I order 99.9% of everything from Amazon so I will order a larger quantity if I need to. Sometimes they do have smaller bags and sometimes I’ll try a different brand. Still good, but I really like Callebaut the best.
This banana bread is super moist and the white chocolate chips melt into the bread leaving behind this caramelized taste that is simply amazing. Obviously you could leave out the white chocolate chips, or you could use milk, dark, or semisweet chocolate.
What Makes This Super Moist White Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe So Good?
Using all brown sugar instead of granulated gives this bread a bit of depth and adds caramel notes.
SUPER ripe bananas. The best bananas to use are the ones that are almost black. Too mushy to eat, but perfect for baking. They are at peak sweetness and add a ton of moisture to the bread.
Adding white chocolate that has 28% cocoa or white couverture chocolate to the top will turn golden brown and caramelize. I can’t describe to you how delicious caramelized white chocolate is if you have not tried it. It cuts some of the sweetness and gets almost nutty.
What You Need To Make Banana Bread With White Chocolate Chips //
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
Like all good things, this banana bread recipe starts by creaming butter and sugar until light and fluffy. While that is creaming, preheat your oven to 350° and line a loaf pan with parchment. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
While your butter is creaming, mash the bananas.
Mash until you get bored. This does not take long when you are 6.
Add the banana mixture to the mixer.
Quality control at work.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. This is a thick banana bread batter.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add the white chocolate chips to the batter. I leave some out to add to the top of the loaf.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the bread for 60-65 minutes. Or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the white chocolate banana bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then lift it out and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Ready to slice and eat.
Thank you to Amanda of I am Baker for this recipe.
Originally published in May 2010, updated March 2020 with updated images and updated recipe card. Still amazing.
More Banana Recipes //
- Nutella Swirl Banana Bread
- Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
- Banana Cream Cheese Muffins
- Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting
- Frozen Bananas
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