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Spiced Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread with a twist! Very easy to make, gleaming in warm spices, studded in rich chocolate chips, and folded with a ripe mashed bananas. Admit it, you want a slice!


  • 1 ½ cup All-purpose flour spooned then leveled
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ cup Light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup 1 stick Unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 Very ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Banana Liqueur
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 heaping cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and nutmeg to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside. In a large bowl add the sugars, melted butter, large eggs, ripe bananas, vanilla extract, and banana liqueur.  Whisk to combine. Add the spiced flour mixture, followed by the heavy cream. Fold gently until moistened. It’s OK to see a few spots of flour. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture inside buttered loaf pan and bang a few times on your counter to rid the batter of air bubbles. Place loaf pan in the oven and bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester inserted into several spots in the loaf (in case you insert into a piece of banana, which will show the loaf to be moist) comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then transfer loaf to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Adapted from: Tina's Chic Corner