Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Mini Banana Loaves
These moist and tender loaves boasts a fine, pound cake-like crumb. The flavor is distinctly banana-forward with a bit of tang from the cream cheese. The addition of chocolate adds a decadent, gift-worthy note. We've offered instructions for both traditionally sized and miniature loaves for gifting. Pro tip: Though it may be hard to hold off, allow loaves to fully cool before cutting for optimal texture.
Test Kitchen Tip:
For two 4 1/2x8 1/2-inch loaf pans: Butter and flour pans. Prepare batter and divide evenly between pans. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil for the last 15 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely, about 1 hour.