Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Banana Bread is delicious, but have you ever added chocolte chips? So NOM NOM! Make this for your next baking project and watch the magic as it disappears! #SoNomNom4u #ChocolateChipBananaBread #Vegetarian
2 cups of flour
1-1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP Cinnamon
1 TBSP nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
3 bananas, ripe and smashed into a puree
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F
Set rack in the middle.
TO MAKE BANANA BREAD:
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until blended. Set aside.
In a stand alone mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer, add brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. After it is well blended, add melted butter and banana puree and mix completely. Slowly add flour mixture one cup at a time until it is all mixed and well blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips.
Grease a bread pan with butter (I love the glass ones for banana bread!) or spray it with nonstick oil spray. Pour batter into greased pan and fill it about 3/4 full. Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top.
NOTE: There will be extra batter! MAKE a smaller loaf, or fill two of the same size pans only half way. Batter freezes well, too--you can pour it into a marked zipper bag and freeze until you are ready to bake it! Make sure and save some struesel topping for the other loaf!
Place pan full of banana bread batter into the preheated oven. Make sure oven rack is in the middle position. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, check it often after 40 minutes. Banana bread will be ready to remove from oven when you insert a toothpick in the highest point and it comes out clean.
NOTE: Ovens vary, pan materials vary and amount of batter in pans vary. Cooking time will vary due to these variances.