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Golden Banana Bread

Perfectly ripe, golden banana bread. Not overwhelmingly sweet, and no little strings. Dark chocolate chunks. Sublime.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: banana, batch baking, bread, dark chocolate, freezer, freezes well, fruit, quick
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 2 medium bananas
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 ounces brown sugar
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 ounces soy-free dark chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grease and line with parchment one 2lb bread tin.
  • Mash bananas with a fork in a small mixing bowl and set to the side.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars.
    Add bananas, mix. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth.
    Gently stir in the flour and baking powder. Do not over mix or it will make the bread tough.
    Fold in optional chocolate chunks and nuts. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Tip: A plain toothpick should be able to come out clean when inserted into the center of the banana bread.