A few weeks ago I was shopping for groceries, and as usual looking for a way to try to get my husband Rich to eat some fruits and vegetables with out him noticing. This is a game I’ve been playing since we moved in together during my sophomore year of college; he wouldn’t go near any of the fruit I put in our grocery cart, and half of the veggies I cooked were “politely” put to the side of his plate. I have to say at the time it was infuriating, I’ve gotten better since then, but fruit is still more difficult to sneak into dishes then veggies. That’s why when I saw banana’s at half off I scooped them up.
It took a bit longer then I expected for the bananas to turn totally black and squishy; that’s when there the sweetest, but it was definitely worth the wait. The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is incredibly dense and moist with a rich banana flavor that is highlighted by the taste of the chocolate chips. It definitely eats more like a slice of cake then a bread. I had my slice last night still warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a little chocolate syrup. Rich had a slice and even went back for more!
My recipe was adapted one found on SimplyRecipes.com By: Elise
Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour
Preheat the oven to 350F
- 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips.