Banana Bread

banana bread

I find that one can never get tired of banana bread. It's right up there with zucchini bread in terms of comfort.

(Does anyone else get thrown having to spell "zucchini" out? I have to look it up EVERY time! One "c" or two, same with the letter "n". One or two? And that silent letter "h" is annoying as well.)

I find that I always add chocolate chips to my banana bread. It feels more comforting to me plus the kids always love it. What about you? I've added a poll for fun.


Banana Bread
makes one loaf

2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1.5 cups all purpose flour
0.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.25 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 large eggs
3/4 packed brown sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk

Combine dry ingredients, flours, baking powder and soda, salt and chocolate chips in a bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, butter and milk. Beat until blended. Add the dry ingredients and mashed bananas, alternatively, until just blended.

Pour the batter into a prepped loaf pan (oiled and floured). Bake for about an hour at 350F until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center.

Remove from oven onto wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

Recipe adapted from: Banana-Nut Bread, Williams-Sonoma Essential of Baking