Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup (2/3 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, plus 2 extra tablespoons
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • 2 tablespoons caramel topping

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Spray a standard-size loaf pan (or two mini loaf pans) with non-stick baking spray.

In a large bowl, smash the bananas.  Add the butter, 1 cup brown sugar, egg, buttermilk and Kahlua and mix well with a wooden spoon.

In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, salt and flour.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips and caramel (do not over-mix).  Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Sprinkle the top of the batter with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a skewer or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  If the top starts to over-brown, loosely cover with foil during the last 20 minutes of baking.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.