Sunday, April 8, 2012

136.4…Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I hate bananas. The smell of  them…..the feel of them…just looking at them makes my skin crawl. Now….bananas in baked goods…that’s another story.

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Banana muffins, banana cakes or banana breads….they are all A-Ok in my book!

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I buy bananas all the time for my kids. Whichever ones don’t get eaten, either go in the freezer for banana bread later or get baked for banana bread now.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, beating well. Add in the vanilla.  Stir in the mayonnaise and bananas. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees  until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 to 75 minutes. Cool loaf in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Printable Recipe

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Last night we were in the mood for barbeque. My favorite barbeque place is Phil’s but it’s a bit far and is always crowded. We wanted something a bit more simple so we went to Brett’s. I ordered the half chicken with baked beans and cole slaw.

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It’s no Phil’s but it was still delicious nonetheless. No…the chicken isn’t burnt…it’s just the barbeque sauce on top. We went to Dairy Queen afterwards and I watched everyone enjoy ice cream cones. Can’t have it all. :)

For breakfast this morning, I made a scramble using egg beaters, zucchini, spinach, green onions, red bell pepper, salsa and shredded cheddar cheese.

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Today has been completely relaxing. I put the laundry away and baked all day basically. I have some more great recipes on the way!

Lunch was a tuna salad on a bed of greens.

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My sister in law and her family are over so I’m going to go hang out. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 Are you a fan of bananas or are they a “no-no” in your book?

5 comments:

Mellissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am in the hate bananas camp too, ok in baked goods and smoothies but that's it!

Biz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love me some bananas - but to eat them they have to be pretty firm. But then its banana muffins and bread. Glad I am not the only one who likes chocolate with bananas - my husband thinks that's crazy!

Food Home Delivery said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice to see the banana bread.

fitformyfork said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hate bananas too, but your banana bread almost makes me want to change my mind. My mom used to make amazing banana bread when I was a kid, but I went off it after an awful encounter with a huge chunk of unmixed banana. Ewwww.

acca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love bananas. But I never tried to make my own banana bread, even almost once in a week I buy them in a bakery. So, I think I need to start to make it my own. Thanks for the recipe Mel.
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