Monday, August 15, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My all-time favorite banana bread recipe. Make it yours :) A great way to use up your over-ripe bananas! If you can't get to your browning bananas in time, remove the peels and stick them in the freezer in a ziploc bag. Just thaw when you're ready! Recipe slightly modified from Better Homes & Gardens.


Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups mashed banana (5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter or margarine
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 recipe Streusel Topping
Streusel Topping
In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup chopped walnuts.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 40 to 45 minutes for 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning).

Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

3 comments:

  1. This was soooo delicious! Assuming that's what you brought this weekend - yum!

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  2. It was! But your cupcakes were the star :) Can't wait to eat them again at the shower!

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  3. Love, love, love this recipe!! It is an all-time favorite in the McFerren house! I am often asked to bake "Elana's chocolate chip banana bread".. and we even have overripe bananas in the freezer ready to be used when we get the urge :)

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