Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips!

My friend Kathi always makes really delicious and moist banana bread.  My banana bread is inconsistent.  Sometimes great, sometimes too dry.  I finally asked her for her recipe and here it is:

Banana Nut Bread
2 1/2 C flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter or crisco
4 eggs
6 mashed (over ripe) bananas
1/2 c. nuts

Cream together crisco and sugar.  Add the eggs and bananas.  Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add to the banana mixture, 1/2 a cup at a time.  Then add the nuts.
Use 2 bread pans or rectangular cake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Well, I didn't have that many bananas or any nuts.  So I cut my recipe in half and added chocolate chips instead of the nuts.  I run my life by the theory that chocolate makes everything better!   I switched out a dairy free margarine for the butter because I can't have dairy.

* A good tip from my friend is to put your bananas in the freezer when they start to get dark and  speckled.  I keep a zip lock bag in my freezer for the bananas that are over ripe and ready for banana bread.  That way you can keep them for a when you have time to bake.  Just thaw them out and you are ready to go.

This isn't a full size rectangular cake pan, since I only made half the original recipe.  I have a smaller cake pan.  ( I couldn't find my bread pan)

Sorry, we kind of attacked the banana bread as soon as it came out of the oven.  We didn't get a photo of it in it's pristine fresh out of the oven glory.  
It was really moist and very yummy!!


  1. Banana bread fresh out of the oven is one of life's little pleasures :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. Haha, I love that last picture! That's how we are with baked goods :) looks like an amazing recipe!

  3. I've never attempted to make a banana bread, which is so odd, because bananas are one of our main produce :/

  4. Chocolate does make everything better! I hate bananas but I think the chocolate would make this delectable for my palette!


  5. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Well I love both! So I have to try this. Looks delicious.

  7. Looks super yummy! Love to try it soon :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

  8. Super delicious ,nom nom :)