• Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) whole wheat flour (see note)
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 12 ounces) mashed ripe bananas (see note), about 3 large bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) mini chocolate chips or regular chocolate chips
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (make sure an oven rack is in the middle position). Grease an 8X8- or 9X9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. See note below for pan type (metal vs. glass).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add the eggs and mix to combine.
  6. Add the bananas and vanilla and mix.
  7. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix until a few dry streaks remain. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Add another 1/3 of the flour and mix again, followed by the remaining buttermilk. Finally add the last of the flour AND the chocolate chips and mix until just combined (don’t overmix!).
  8. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely in the pan (or dig in while warm; no judging).