Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream.

February 20, 2022

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream.

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This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is super moist with just the right amount of chocolate. The chilled Raspberry Mascarpone Cream is slightly sweet, tart, and extra creamy.

The two together = 👩🏽‍🍳💋

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Easy Baking Recipes for Beginners:
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream

Are you a beginner baker, baking with your kids, or just like/need a quick and easy baking recipe? Well, my friends, this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream is for YOU!

Sound fancy and difficult? Maybe.

Fancy and difficult? Definitely not.

When it comes to baking, for me, it comes second to cooking savory recipes. I’m just not a person who loves sweets. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a sweet treat after dinner; however, that usually means a Kind Bar paired with a glass of oat milk.

If I’m in a baking mood, you can bet I am filling my kitchen with the smell of freshly baked Perfect Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, or this decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Cream; my go-to easy baking recipes!

How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream Recipe:

Cream the Butter and Sugar

Creamed butter and sugar is the first step to making great baked goods, and it couldn’t be easier!

  • Remove butter from the refrigerator and allow it to soften.
  • Using a KitchenAid stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the butter at a low speed for thirty seconds to get the butter creamy and whipped.
  • Add the sugar and beat on high until it’s a pale ivory color that looks fluffy yet still grainy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.

Which KitchenAid Attachment for Creaming Butter and Sugar?

That would be the flat beater attachment. This is the primary multi-purpose beater and should be used for heavy mixtures such as cookies, cakes, chocolate chip banana bread, etc.

I think I may update my flat beater to this stainless steel one soon. It’s time. I have had my KitchenAid for so long, but it’s still going strong! Even after (at least) four moves. 🤪

Sift Together the Dry Ingredients

In the meantime, sift together the dry ingredients. I use a large fine mesh strainer. Set the flour mixture aside, we’ll use it in a moment!

bag of organic King Arthur all-purpose flour next to wooden spoons filled with salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon on a white marble surface

Add the eggs and extracts, Buttermilk, and Mashed Ripe Bananas

Combine the eggs with the creamed butter and sugar, one at a time. Mix until fully incorporated, scraping the edges of the bowl between each addition. Add two teaspoons each of vanilla and almond extracts, also mixing and scraping between each teaspoon.

Next, with the KitchenAid running on low, slowly stream in the buttermilk and add the bananas.

Buttermilk Substitute: Lemon Juice or Vinegar

🌿 PRO TIP: If you don’t have buttermilk, there is an easy substitute with ingredients that are regularly in the refrigerator and/or pantry. I usually do a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice per half cup of milk. The other day, I ran out of milk and buttermilk, so I added vinegar to half & half that I had in the fridge; it worked great!

Can Bananas be too Ripe for Banana Bread?

There is a difference between bananas being overripe and rotten.

Don’t throw those “overripe” bananas away, use them to make my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream!

Incorporate the flour mixture and add the chocolate chips

Slowly add the flour mixture (on low/medium or it will go everywhere). 🤪 Once it’s well combined, fold in the chocolate chips!

chocolate chips in a stainless steel measuring cup and scattered on white marble surface

PREHEAT + GREASE AND FLOUR LOAF PAN + BAKE!

Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).

Rub a light coating of butter on the bottom of a 9×5 loaf pan. Sprinkle it with flour until coated and shake off any excess flour. Pour the chocolate chip banana bread batter into the pan and set it aside.

Bake the banana bread in your preheated oven for about an hour and fifteen minutes. I would set the timer for an hour to see if its done. Everyone’s oven is different, so be sure to check the doneness with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out with batter on it, bake a bit more until it comes out clean!

Blend the Raspberry Mascarpone Cream

As I mentioned, you don’t need the raspberry mascarpone cream. The banana bread recipe is good on its own; however, you would be missing out. The raspberry mascarpone cream is just slightly sweet, super creamy, and the raspberries add a wonderful tartness and another dimension to the recipe. It complements the rich chocolate chip banana bread so well!

All you need to do is combine mascarpone, fresh raspberries, powdered sugar, and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor, and blend until smooth and well combined. Store in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a mason jar, for three to four days.

TIP: Warm each slice of leftover chocolate chip banana bread in the microwave for about twenty seconds and spread a nice helping of raspberry mascarpone cream on the slices before serving.

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loaf of chocolate chip banana bread with two slices and a bowl of raspberry mascarpone cream

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream.


  • Author: Jenna
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is super moist with just the right amount of chocolate, while the Raspberry Mascarpone Cream has a nice tartness thanks to the fresh raspberries and is lusciously creamy and lightly sweetened. The two together are perfect!


Ingredients

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CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 large or 4 medium bananas (equal to about 1 1/2 cups), mashed well
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet or dark – whichever you prefer

RASPBERRY MASCARPONE CREAM:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. CREAM BUTTER AND SUGARS. Remove butter from the refrigerator and allow it to soften. Using a KitchenAid stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the butter at a low speed for thirty seconds to get the butter creamy and whipped. Add the sugar and beat on high until it’s a pale ivory color that looks fluffy yet still grainy, scraping down the sides of the bowl periodically.
  2. SIFT DRY INGREDIENTS. Using a fine mesh strainer or a whisk, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set it aside.
  3. ADD EGGS AND EXTRACTS. Add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar until well combined, then the vanilla and almond extract one teaspoon at a time: scraping the sides of the bowl in between each addition.
  4. ADD BUTTERMILK, MASHED BANANAS, FLOUR MIXTURE, AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add bananas and mix, then stream in buttermilk until well combined. Incorporate the flour mixture a little bit at a time on low speed until everything comes together. Finally, drop in the chocolate chips and mix on the “stir” speed or fold in with a rubber spatula.
  5. PREHEAT OVEN. Preheat to 350°F (177°C).
  6. GREASE AND FLOUR LOAF PAN. Rub a light coating of butter on the bottom of a 9×5 loaf pan. Sprinkle with flour until coated and shake off any excess. Pour chocolate chip banana bread batter into the pan and set aside.
  7. BAKE. Bake the banana bread in your preheated oven for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes. Every oven is different, so be sure to check the doneness with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out with batter on it, bake a bit more until it comes out clean.
  8. RASPBERRY MASCARPONE CREAM. Combine mascarpone, fresh raspberries, powdered sugar, and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor, and blend until smooth and well combined.  Spread the desired amount of raspberry mascarpone on each individual slice. Store in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a mason jar, for three to four days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Category: Snacks & Desserts
  • Method: Oven, KitchenAid
  • Cuisine: American

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