This Spinach Banana Bread is a great way to add more veggies to your diet without anyone even tasting it!
The very first thing I remember my mom baking in the kitchen is banana bread. Sometimes she would make banana bread muffins and put on in my lunch for school. It was one of my favorite treats! As I got older my mom got a job outside of the home and didn’t have the time to bake as often. Over the years I forgot about that banana bread until I was putting together a family cookbook with my extended family members. My mom included the infamous banana bread recipe and I now make it all the time for my boys.
Amy from My Name is Snickerdoodle here! This year I’m trying to incorporate more veggies into my family’s food so I decided to try adding spinach to my favorite banana bread recipe! It turned out fantastic!
It might not be the prettiest bread, but I’m here to tell you that this bread is super moist and you can’t even taste the spinach. My boys were a little apprentice at first, but I told them it was Hulk Bread and it would make them super strong. Sometimes as a mom, we get the privilege to stretch the truth a bit! They instantly gobbled it up and request it all the time.
You most certainly can omit the chocolate chips if you are trying to be a bit healthier. And if your family enjoys nuts in their banana bread, please feel free to add them!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 packed cups of baby spinach
- 1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar for two minutes on medium speed.
- Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
- In a separate medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
- Turning your mixer onto low speed, alternate adding in the flour mixture and sour cream into the butter mixture.
- Mix until flour is almost fully incorporated.
- In a medium bowl, mix together bananas and vanilla and add into batter. Stir until completely combined.
- In a food processor or or blender, finely chop spinach and add to the batter.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Do not over mix.
- Pour into a well greased standard loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes
- or until an inserted toothpick into the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.