Sunday, 23 June 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

What do you do with overripe bananas? Make banana bread of course!! The household of Hammer, is big on bananas so they always have bananas. But occasionally, they buy one too many and this is the result:

Overripe bananas! (photo not ours)
Overripe bananas are the best to use in baking, because of their natural sweetness. So, when your bananas are neglected for a while and turn into this, don't throw them out! After scouring pinterest we landed on this recipe. Try this incredibly easy banana bread recipe! This is the easiest banana bread you will ever make! Not to mention it's delicious! Fuss free, delicious and moist banana bread, what more could you ask for?

Here's the recipe:

Mix together in a bowl:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda

Mix together in another bowl:
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil (we used vegetable oil)
1 cup sugar
2 overripe mashed bananas
1/4 cup chocolate chips (you can also use crushed walnuts or dried fruit if you prefer)

Here's how the batter looks once everything is mixed
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and bake at 350F for 1 hour, or 30 minutes for muffins. This took exactly an hour in our oven! But like we say, when in doubt use the trusty ol' toothpick test! You don't want to overbake the banana bread as it will become dry. It's better to set your oven to 50 minutes, and then monitor it from then on because every oven is different. Better safe than sorry! Dry banana bread is not nice.

Fresh out of the oven after an hour (it smells amazing!)
And here's the final product:

We secretly added more chocolate chips once it was in the oven, because we decided 1/4 a cup was not enough! What did we tell ya, we're chocolate fiends!!

Hammer and Potato seal of approval.

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