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Olive Oil Banana Bread

Bake up the best loaf with a tried and tested recipe for extra-moist Olive Oil Banana Bread studded with chocolate chunks.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on the two longer sides. Grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder and salt. Set the mixture aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips or chopped nuts then transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake the banana bread for 45 minutes then tent it loosely with foil and continue baking it an additional 10 to 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the banana bread from the oven and set it aside to cool completely. Slice and serve.
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