Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Don’t know what to do with those bananas that are a little too ripe to eat?  Try this twist on classic banana bread.   It is soooo good.  And because it’s that good, there are (sadly I am joking here but play along, ok?) NO CALORIES.  ((wink wink))  Get me?  Just sit back with a piece of this bread and a hot cup of coffee or tea and be transported to Yummy Town.  In Yummy Town there are no kids asking for anything, no chores to be done, no last-minute science project accessories to run out and buy at midnight and NO CALORIES.
Only you and this bread.
For this recipe you will need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
¼ cup cinnamon
2 tbsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups mashed ripened bananas
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup softened butter or margarine
3 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

A helper is fun, too.  Our toddler enjoyed helping.  The dogs wanted to help, but between the dog hair, slobber and well, their desire to eat it as it was, I figured it probably wasn’t a good idea.  They stuck to supervising.

Preheat oven to 350 and oil and flower a bread pan.  You will need two bowls.  In the first bowl add 2 eggs (beaten), vanilla, cinnamon, bananas and nutmeg.  Stir with whisk until fluid in consistency and then mix in chocolate chips.

In the second bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and butter.
Add the mixture from the first bowl and mix with a wooden spoon for about 100 strokes.  The more you mix, the more dense the bread so mix more or less according to your preference.
Pour into bread pan.
With a wet cloth, wipe the edges of the bread pan where bits of batter have gotten onto it.    Put into preheated oven for about an hour.
Check with a knife or a toothpick until it comes out clean then let bread cool for a few minutes before cutting.
Slice and enjoy!
“Some for us?  Some for us?”

The girls were disappointed that they did not get any, as chocolate is toxic to dogs.   They made due with a couple of carrots.  😉

put into preheated oven for about an hour, checking with a knife or a toothpick until it comes out clean.

Posted 13th September by 

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