Chocolate Chip Banana bread has always been a favorite of mine. A great addition was coconut! This recipe does make 2 loaves so it is perfect for gift giving, taking to gatherings, or your family enjoying both loaves.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread
~ 1 1/4 cup sugar
~ 1/2 cup butter, softened
~ 2 eggs
~ 1 1/2 cup mashed rip bananas, about 4 medium bananas
~ 1/2 cup buttermilk
~ 1 tsp. vanilla
~ 2 1/2 cup flour
~ 2 tsp. baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp. salt
~ 1/4 tsp. baking soda
~ 1 cup mini chocolate chips
~ 3/4 cup shredded coconut
1. Heat oven to 350o F and grease the bottom only of 2 loaf pans.
2. Mix sugar with butter. Stir in eggs. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla.
3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until just moistened. Do not over stir! Fold in chocolate chips and coconut.
4. Evenly pour the mixture into the 2 loaf pans. Bake 1 hour until top and edges are browned and the when a toothpick is inserted in the center it comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan and then place on a wire rack to finish cooling.
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