Chocolate Chip Bacon Banana Bread
What's better than than banana bread with chocolate? Answer: Banana bread with chocolate and BACON! The key to making this recipe work is starting off with very crisp bacon. I made my bacon in the oven at 425 for about 12 minutes. Then I pulled it out, drained and patted off the grease and baked it again for another 5 minutes for ultimate crispness. The bacon won't stay crisp in the bread, but the added cooking time keeps it from being chewy. This recipe is a success because it starts with a great banana bread base. You could omit the bacon and it would still be an awesome recipe. I had 5 people taste test this bread and everyone loved it. (This recipe was submitted in 2011. It was tested, photographed and illustrated in May 2015.)
- 8 slices of bacon
3 very ripe medium bananas
1/2 cup butter - softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
How To Make Chocolate Chip Bacon Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Chop bacon into half inch pieces and fry slowly over medium-heat in a non-stick pan, rendering out all of the fat. Once crispy, transfer to stacked paper towels to drain off excess grease and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
Mash the bananas with a fork. Blend these bananas with eggs, milk and lemon juice. Fold into the sugar and butter mixture.
Once all the wet ingredients are mixed, add in the flour and baking soda. Stir in the bacon and chocolate once the batter is fully combined.
Pour the batter into a greased bread pan and bake in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Insert a knife into the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean (no batter), it's done. Let the bread cool for 15 minutes before serving!
Cooking Note From Mr Breakfast
For our taste test, I made eight approx. 2x4-inch mini-loaves using the same amount of batter and following all directions. The mini-loaves were finished cooking in 30 minutes.
The banana bread for bacon lovers. The bacon bread for chocolate lovers. You could also make muffins with this recipe. Just bake in greased muffin cups instead of a loaf pan.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank missbreakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 3065. Submitted 11/10/2011.