Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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I’m REALLY into baking with a cast iron skillet right now. For some reason, baking in a skillet gives your recipe an instant “Wow” factor. We’ve used our antique cast iron frying pans for several years now cooking savoury dishes, but just recently started baking desserts with them. 

If you don’t have a cast iron frying pan I highly recommend picking one up. Ours belonged to my great grandparents but had been severely neglected for years. They are over 100 years old so they needed a little bit of TLC. The Hubs did a bit of research on how to restore them and decided on the “Self Cleaning Cycle of the Oven Method”. I’ve been wanting to pick up a new/old frying pan so I might have The Hubs write a guest post on how to restore cast iron. 

If you don’t have a cast iron frying pan, but would like to get one I highly recommend picking one up from the Goodwill or Salvation Army. With a little TLC your cast iron will be just as good, if not better than a brand new one from a kitchen supply store and at a fraction of the price.

This past weekend I was craving a sweet breakfast time treat so I decided to whip up my Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe. 

For years, The Hubs and I have kept a ziploc bag in the freezer for overripe bananas. Whenever a banana becomes too ripe we peel it, stick it in the ziploc bag, put it in the freezer and then once we have enough turn them into banana bread. The frozen bananas look pretty gross, they are brown, watery and mushy looking… whip them up in some banana bread batter and they are delicious!

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients-

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (plus a handful more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

Wet Ingredients-

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups of mashed over ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Other Ingredients-

  • Cooking spray or cooking oil to grease your cast iron skillet with. 

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease your cast iron skillet
  • In the bowl of your mixer combine all of your wet ingredients and whip until combined. 
  • In a second bowl combine all of your dry ingredients and mix well until thoroughly combined. 
  • With your mixer on low, slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients. 
  • Mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter into cast iron skillet and garnish with extra chocolate chips. 

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe Batter

  • Put in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes, slice, serve and enjoy!
  • Leftovers (if there are any) can be stored covered in plastic wrap. I find that the bread is even more moist on day 2 and 3 if stored correctly. 

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

If you like this recipe please make sure to check out our other Cast Iron Skillet Dessert Recipes:

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Love Banana Bread? Have you tried Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread?

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  1. March 13, 2014 @ 2:10 pm Michelle

    That looks so good! I would have never thought to cook in a cast iron skillet. We don’t actually have one but maybe I should look for one!
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    • March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 pm Crystal

      Michelle… you seriously need to go and look for a cast iron skillet immediately! They are so great to cook with. :)

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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      • February 24, 2016 @ 9:25 pm Peggy

        Cast iron skillets come in different sizes. Mine’s a 10″, I think. What size do you recommend for these recipes?

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        • February 26, 2016 @ 10:07 am Crystal

          Hi Peggy,

          A 10″ pan should work great! Thank you for visiting!

          Crystal

          Reply

  2. March 14, 2014 @ 4:13 am Inspire Me Heather

    I don’t have a cast iron skillet but sure want one as I just gave up on teflon recently. Your recipe looks so good – thanks – I just love banana and chocolate chips together!
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    • March 27, 2014 @ 10:14 pm Crystal

      Hi Heather,

      Cast iron is great to cook in. Definitely worth the investment of hunting one down and caring for it. :)

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  3. March 14, 2014 @ 7:31 am Shauna

    This looks so yummy! One of my favorite desserts is a chai bread pudding at a restaurant in Calgary. They make it in a mini skillet and it’s to die for! Pinning this one!
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    • March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 pm Crystal

      Hi Shauna,

      Chai Bread Pudding sounds OUT OF THIS WORLD! I think you have inspired me for my next Cast Iron Creation. ;)

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  4. March 14, 2014 @ 8:31 am Becki @ The Uncommon Common Law

    Oh wow!!!! This looks unreal!! I love chocolate chip banana muffins, looks like I might need to pick myself up a cast iron skillet.

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    • March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 pm Crystal

      Hi Becki,

      They are DELICIOUS! And definitely worth the investment of a cast iron skillet. :)

      Let me know what you think if you end up trying them. :)

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

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