As I’ve mentioned before, I do not like wasting…especially not food. Maybe it’s how I was raised or that it just seems like a bad way to manage money when you throw food away. Combine that personality trait with the banana’s going bad in my kitchen and you get Banana Bread.
Unlike others, I do not have a recipe that has been passed down to me over the years. At least, I should say that there hasn’t been a recipe passed down to me yet. My mom makes killer Banana Bread. May be I should have asked her before I started this recipe, but I had all the ingredients and the desire to try some thing new. And this recipe turned out great. Minimal ingredients, easy process, used up my bananas and great results….and it includes chocolate, if you want it.
Chocolate would be optional in other people’s worlds, but at my house…it is a requirement. I did, however, only put the chocolate chips in one of the loafs, so I could see try it either way. I say this recipe is a keeper.
- 3 to 4 ripe bananas
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Chocolate Chips (as many as you want)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mash bananas in a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Bake in a buttered loaf pan until toothpick stuck into the bread comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.
- Slice and serve.
*Recipe provided by http://www.epicurious.com