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Monday, March 7, 2011

Best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Ever



If you've had a baby recently (where I live) or come over to my house, you have most likely tasted this banana bread. It is my mom's recipe, and though I am very biased, I do think it's THE best banana-chocolate chip bread...EVER!

The bread is so moist, with a deep, rich banana flavor...and then there are the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips studded throughout, oh my!



I'm counting down...65 more minutes until that beautiful loaf comes out of the oven. And I'll most likely eat half the loaf - I'm not kidding - before my hubby gets home.



Enjoy!

Mama Julie's Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
3 very ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease loaf pan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt).
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix the butter, bananas, eggs and vanilla together on medium speed. You will see little chunks of the softened butter in the batter, and that's OK. 
  4. A little at a time, pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing as you go and scraping the sides of the bowl.
  5. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 55 - 65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the center clean, and the edges of the loaf start to pull away from the pan. (Mine seem to take about an hour to bake).
  7. Once out of the oven, spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter over the top of the hot loaf. Makes 1 loaf or 2 mini loaves. Eat with a big, cold glass of milk!

5 comments:

Heidi said...

We'd take a loaf of this yumminess anyday!

Jessica SG said...

You're on, Heidi! This loaf has one slice left...and that's for Luke, but the next one is yours :)

EricaNoel said...

Agreed, Jess...This IS the best chocolate chip banana bread ever! I have since made it several times (since the time you gave me a loaf), and Christopher and I both LOVE it. It doesn't last long!!

Jessica SG said...

Thanks, Erica. So glad you guys haven't gotten tired of this bread. I seriously could eat a loaf every week!

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