Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a delicious, easy-to make treat. The recipe yields two 9x5 loaves, perfect for gift-giving or snacking.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray two 9x5 loaf pans with non-stick baking spray.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and granulated sugar into a large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips (reserving 1/4 cup) to add to the top of loaves before baking.
In a separate bowl, whisk or stir together eggs, oil, lemon juice, and mashed (very ripe) bananas. Once combined, pour it into bowl with the "dry ingredients". Stir well, only until all ingredients are incorporated. Don't over-mix batter.
Evenly divide batter between pans. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the top. Place loaves on the middle rack of oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top comes out clean. I recommend checking bread at 50 minutes, then again, until done/golden brown on top. Let loaves cool 10-15 minutes (in the pan) on a wire rack, before attempting to remove from pans.
Once cooled, run a butter knife around edges of pan. Place a platter on top of a loaf, and holding both the platter and the pan, invert the loaf upside down. It should come out of the pan easily (if you greased your pan well!). Slice and serve. Each loaf should yield 8 slices. Enjoy!
If making mini-loaves, you will probably get 5-6 mini-loaves. These should be baked between 30-35 minutes.
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