Elizabeth's Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Elizabeth Petry

By
@RadioDJGirl

This is a variant on my mom's original recipe---and, I had some leftover chocolate chips, & threw them in! I love to bake--even if I don't feel great. I'm battling SII, B-Cell, Follicular NHL (Jan. '10). Currently in "Stable Remission" (8/5/11), & I have 3 more chemotherapy infusions.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
@6-10 (dep. on slice size)
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter (softened in microwave a few seconds.)
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
3
bananas (crushed)
2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking soda
pinch
salt
nestle' mini chocolate chips (@ 2 handfuls)
1/4 c
nuts (chopped, optional!)

How to Make Elizabeth's Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. Beat well.
    Add bananas and flour, baking soda, salt and nuts. Throw in chocolate chips at the END of mixing!
    Pour in greased & floured, loaf pan.
    Bake at 350°F for @1 hour. (Check for doneness @ 45 minutes. Be careful NOT to overbake!) Check with toothpick, & if some chocolate is on it, put if in a couple more spots.

    **IF you have an inbetween amount of bananas (ex: 5), I adjusted the amounts accordingly---ex. 3/4 c. Butter, 1 1/4 c. Sugar, I did 2 tsp. Baking Soda). Basically, I tack on @ 1/4 more. If you have (6) bananas, just double recipe accordingly.
    --->If you have smaller loaf pans, CHECK time doneness with toothpick @ 30 minutes. They bake FASTER than typical large pans.
    I prefer Nestle MINI Chocolate Chips, because they are lighter, and don't usually float to the bottom of the pan during baking. And, it distributes the chocolate throughout the bread.

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