Combine two of my kids favourite things: choc chips and banana bread and make choc chip banana bread! It’s quick and easy to make with the kids.
In the usual style of my “breads” this is a mix in one bowl, dump in the loaf pan and stuff in the oven kind of bake. I find these are the most satisfying and the least time consuming.
Why bother with loaves?
A lot of people think the easiest things to make for lunchboxes are muffins and other single serve items but in all honesty, I find the loaf to be the most versatile. Take this choc chip banana bread for example. It’s easy to make and it is perfect for stocking up the freezer.
I freeze loaves whole for taking to peoples places or for play dates and I freeze it in slices for lunchboxes. The other benefit of a loaf over muffins is that you can also toast slices. That’s my favourite way of eating things like this choc chip banana bread.
I’m converted- what other loaves are there on kidgredients?
- Low sugar banana and strawberry bread
- Best Ever Banana Bread
- Pear and date loaf
- Pear and zucchini bread
Choc chips in the lunchbox?
I always use dark chocolate chips, because they contain much lower sugar, in fact the ones I use are a minimum cocoa mass of 54.5%. And when you don’t add any extra sugar to the banana bread, it doesn’t make for a very unhealthy treat.
In fact, if you’ve seen my lunchboxes (check them out on Instagram) then you’ll know that the majority of what my kids eat in their lunchboxes is healthy fruit and veggies.
This choc chip banana bread is also perfect for afternoon tea. Great for that pick me up in the car between school and after school activities. And awesome for a mid morning mum snack.
Choc chip banana bread
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas brown and speckly
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Mash the bananas in a bowl.
- Add the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla and oil.
- Mix well.
- Stir through the choc chips.
- Divide the batter between two loaf pans.
- Bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.