Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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19.9.09




Eeeeeep! I just needed a little motivation to get off my butt and start baking again and you guys did just that. Thanks for all the emails/comments that I’ve been getting recently! It shows that I still had visitors even though I didn’t update for a month. :(

I actually had a free night for once in my life and found the time to get the oven going. There were three overly ripe bananas hanging in my kitchen, so it wasn’t hard figuring out what to make. I adapted this recipe from allrecipes.com and halved it. I can’t rave about this recipe enough! It definitely deserves the 5 stars it got on allrecipe. The bread is so moist and flavorful. The chocolate chips accent the banana perfectly. You’ve gottta give this a shot, it’s so easy to make, too! I also used smaller loaf pans, so I kept my eye on the baking time and took it out about 5 minutes earlier than what the original recipe says. Lastly, I replaced the mayo with milk because 1. mayo’s gross (no offense), 2. I didn’t even have mayo on hand, and 3. it’s healthier! The original version of the recipe can be found HERE. My changes are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, beating well. Stir in the milk and bananas. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool loaf in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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