Chocolate makes everything better! Who's amongst me??? Well ... peradventure non everything ... but chocolate makes lots of things better! Especially banana bread. Today I baked upward my sister-in-law's banana bread, but replaced the traditional nuts that become into making Banana Nut Bread amongst chocolate chips - to brand Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, of course.
Now, 2 side notes close this baking adventure. First, I had some absolutely perfect way-over-ripe bananas going inward the kitchen, amongst plans to brand this bread. They were merely getting to the correct sum of dark spots on the peels - you lot know what perfect banana breadstuff bananas expect like, right? Like there's absolutely no agency you'd popular them inward your mouth, too they're all night too squishy? I came downstairs the forenoon I planned to brand the breadstuff too my bananas were nowhere inward sight! What?? I'd been cultivating those bananas for days!! Mark, existence sweetness too puttering around to build clean up, had seat the bananas downwards the garbage disposal. Bummer. So, off to the shop nosotros went to purchase some to a greater extent than bananas ... too i time again the several-day hold back for them to teach juussst correct began.
Second, my mom called spell I was making this. I told her I was making Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, too she said, "That's different." I could say that what she meant was "that's weird." So, I did a petty checking out inward the foodie blogosphere, too at that spot are lots of recipes for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Sooooo not weird.
Alrighty then. Now that nosotros accept that established, let's motility on to making our not-weird Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Mash your over-ripe bananas, mix upward some banana breadstuff batter (this i has buttermilk inward it to become far overnice too moist), too thence toss inward some chocolate chips ... similar this:
|Chocolate makes everything better|
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Source: Adapted from a solid unit of measurement recipe
2 or iii really ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 c. mashed)
1/4 c. buttermilk (or, inward a pinch, 1/4 c. milk mixed amongst 2 tsp. lemon juice)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. solid soil cinnamon
1/8 tsp. solid soil nutmeg
1 stick butter
3/4 c. calorie-free brownish sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. chocolate chips
1. In a pocket-size bowl, squash bananas amongst a fork. Mash inward buttermilk too laid aside.
2. Place butter inward a large bowl. With an electrical mixer, musical rhythm out butter until smooth. Add brownish saccharide too musical rhythm out until calorie-free too fluffy. Add eggs, i at a time, beating briefly later each addition. Mix in vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, too nutmeg. Alternately add together the flour mixture too mashed banana to the butter-sugar mixture, beating later each add-on merely until it is incorporated. Fold inward the chocolate chips.
4. Lightly grease 1 regular-sized loaf pan. Pour batter inward prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted inward the middle comes out clean. Or, pour batter into iii mini loaf pans (5 3/4" x iii 1/4" x 2") too bake for close 35 minutes.