Banana muffins, banana cakes or banana breads….they are all A-Ok in my book!
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.
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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?