Pain aux bananes et au chocolat de Mathieu Darche - Banana bread with chocolate chips Mathieu Darche

banana bread with chocolate chips

Last week Ricardo made a banana bread with Montreal Canadiens player Mathieu Darche. Mathieu said that the recipe was from his mom. I made it and it's delicious. As with any banana bread it is better the next day. With Hershey's chocolate chips your banana bread will be a success.

We had a busy week-end with hockey.  My son Mathieu was in a hockey tournament and we did some volunteer hours.  On Sunday my two oldest came for Dinner.  It was a nice way to end the week-end.

Next Sunday we are heading to Vegas.  We were there in August and can't wait to go back.  We are staying at The Palazzo again.  Love that place.  We got tickets for Elton John, will do some shopping and try new restaurants.


3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 to 5 ripe bananas, mashed (2 1/2 cups)
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

1- Preheat oven to 350F. Line three 9x5-in loaf pans with parchment paper.
2- Mash the bananas with the sugar. Place in a medium bowl and add the butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the sour cream.
3- In a large bowl mix the flour with baking powder and baking soda. Add the banana mixture and with an electric mixer, mix on low speed. Add the chocolate chips with a fork.
4- Spread the batter in three loaf pans.
5- Bake at 350F for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Adapted from Ricardo.


  1. Just delish! I love bananas and chocolate together!

  2. A real treat! Your bread looks fabulous.



  3. I love banana bread with chocolate and this look superb.

  4. Je l'essaie justement demain!!
    J'avais pris la recette à l'émission de Ricardo!

    Il a l'air délicieux!

    Bon lundi:)

  5. This looks so good; I relly enjoy Ricardo; in fact I tape hime on teh French channel. Enjoy Vegas; it has been years.

  6. Looks like a delicious snack! I haven't seen Elton John perform in years - must be fun!

  7. I often make banana bread with chocolate chips! Yours looks great. Enjoy your vacation in Vegas!!!

  8. Pour des petits déjeuners bien gourmands
    Je te souhaite un bon mardi

  9. I am always looking for ways to use those bananas Helene. This does sound delicious!!!

  10. I've never done it with chocolate chips. sounds delish.

  11. il est au menu de la cuisine ce matin, Mon fils m'a fait acheté le magazine avec les recettes des joueurs du c'est cette recette qu'il veut qu'on fasse en premier :)

  12. So I'm not the only one that likes to put butter on my banana bread. What a nice recipe and lovely photo.

  13. i really want banana bread for my morning espresso tomorrow. LOL

  14. Your banana bread really look delicious Helene!

  15. Gorgeous banana bread! Have fun in Vegas. :)

  16. Use LESS chocolate chips? Did I read that right??? ;)

  17. Hi Helene! Thank you so much for visiting my site - now I'm here and I'm really glad I found you. You have such a lovely blog and enjoyed browsing a bit. I'm looking forward to coming back more. Your photos are amazing and I just love to look at them. This banana bread looks so good and I should make this with chocolate chips rather than my ordinary raisins. Thanks for the recipe! It's very nice to meet you!

  18. I hope you had a fantastic time in Vegas. I hear that Elton John puts on a really good show. This banana bread looks like the ultimate teatime comfort food. Lovely!

  19. Oh, that bread looks divine. So luscious and the right amount of butter spread on it! Hope Vegas was all you wanted it to be. It's been too many years since I've been!


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