Snowy Day Baking

Snow day number 5! January is only about halfway over and at this rate we’ll be in school until July I honestly don’t mind though, I love this gift of an extra day home to binge Netflix and enjoy kitty snuggles. After a few hours of Reign, (please don’t judge me) I decided to put some older bananas to good use. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is one of my favorite things to have with tea or coffee on a snowy day.  You can make it without the chocolate chips of course, but why would you want to? I had shared another favorite Banana Bread recipe on a snowy day last year but I when adding chocolate chips I prefer a recipe without buttermilk.


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread  adapted from OMG Chocolate Desserts


  • 3 ripe bananas-mashed (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter-melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg-slightly beaten
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips + more to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 4 inch (or a larger) loaf pan with parchment paper leaving extra overhang the sides.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until smooth.
  4. Stir in melted butter, then add sugar, vanilla and egg and whisk well.
  5. Add flour mixture a little at a time and whisk until smooth.
  6. Finally fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread the batter into prepared pan and sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer on a rack to cool completely.


Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Peanut butter spread on a slice is delicious 😊

2 thoughts on “Snowy Day Baking

  1. koolaidmoms

    I prayed for a snow day last night! I love having us all home together on a cold, snowy day but it snowed just not enough. So sad. Looks like delicious bread though!


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