Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Bread

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 350 and line 3 standard loaf pans with parchment paper so the paper hangs over the sides.

In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and espresso powder.  Mix the dry ingredients into the wet just until moistened.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Divide the batter between the pans.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle the topping over the bread and bake for another 20-30 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then lift the bread out of the pans by the parchment paper and cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Yields 3 loaves

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen