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Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe-yellow | cookingontheweekends.com

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

In this Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, the warm, rich spices blend with the creamy banana and melting chocolate to make the most perfect morning treat.

Makes 1 (approximately 4 X 12-inch) loaf

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert for breakfast, brunch cakes, cake for breakfast, banana recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10
Calories 448 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Grease an approximately 4 X 12-inch loaf pan with a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Be sure all of the sides and bottom are very well coated and set it aside. (You can flour it as well for insurance, but I always seem to succeed with just the oil, and I like the additional crispness it adds to the crust.)

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Set it aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the mashed banana with the sugar. Once it's nicely blended (it will still be a bit lumpy from the bananas), add the eggs and whisk until smooth. Then add the oil, buttermilk and vanilla, again, whisking until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. With a large spoon, mix everything together just until it's evenly blended and then fold in the chocolate chips. (Do not over mix!)
  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and place it in the preheated 350°F oven. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.

  6. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. Run the back of a knife along the edges to loosen any stuck areas. Then invert it onto a baking rack, and let it cool for at least another 20 minutes.

  7. Slice and serve!