This quick & easy bread machine recipe for Oster Expressbake is the perfect moist blend of chocolate chips and banana flavor for your family!
I have a very picky little 6 year old in my household who has a habit of taking one bite and giving good ol’ mom and dad the dreaded head shake of disapproval with most new foods. I expected the same reaction with this new concoction of mine that I came up with after combining recipes found various places online for our new Oster Expressbake Breadmachine.
To my happy, happy surprise, she gobbled it up at first bite and went through half a loaf in two days. She would eat it at every meal if I let her, and it is her favorite breakfast food right now. It really is a great blend of subtle banana flavor and a handful of chocolate chips to make a moist, but not overly sweet loaf of dessert bread.
If you can mix and measure ingredients, you can make this simple, but delicious breadmachine dessert bread. Add some nuts if you like or try a different flavor chips to make it your own! Let me know how you like it and what your family thinks of my daughter’s favorite bread machine recipe.
2 very ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 cup whole milk
1-1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (this gives the bread a denser, grainier texture which my family likes, but you can substitute white flour or half/half here)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/4 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 mini chocolate chips
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA LOAF DIRECTIONS:
Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Be sure to mash those ripe bananas very well until thoroughly mixed with all wet ingredients.
Optional Baking Tip: For bread with chocolate throughout, first slightly melt your chocolate chips in the microwave and then add them to the wet ingredients. This way, instead of having chunky chocolate chip pieces throughout, you’ll have them mix in with the bread evenly and get a chocolate bread flavor and dark color bread. We’ve had it both ways and like either one!
You can either dump your wet ingredients in the bread machine on the bottom and then layer the dry ingredients on top and let the machine do all the mixing for you OR you can premix the wet and dry ingredients a bit before putting them in your machine. Whatever method you like better works fine since this isn’t a yeast bread where you must keep wet and dry separate. (I personally like to premix them before adding them to the bread machine pan to make sure no flour cakes on the sides of the pan during mixing and prematurely bakes there or you could just pop open the machine lid and gently scrape the batter down after it mixes a bit.)
For the Oster Expressbake Breadmachine, I use the “Quick” bread setting #7 which is a 1 hour and 43 minute cycle. Then after it processes through completely and the buzzer dings, I open the lid and check it with a knife inserted in the center to see if it is completely baked through. This recipe hasn’t ordinarily required extra bake time, but if you feel yours does, you can use the #12 “Bake” setting after the “Quick” cycle completes to thoroughly bake.
Your bread machine brand may operate differently for this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. You can gauge what settings you need to use on your own brand of bread machine since they all vary a bit in operation.
This is a moist but somewhat airy sweet bread. It has a bit of a grainy texture but retains its moisture well when storing from my experience. I recommend you gobble it up in a week or so though for freshness. Enjoy!
If you like this bread machine recipe for the Oster Expressbake, you might also like this Pumpkin Spice Loaf Recipe to try. It is a wonderfully dense and moist sweet bread that’s great for a holiday gathering or church potluck.
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