Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Walking through the kitchen yesterday morning, I saw the brown bananas staring at me .... again. My kids go through phases with fruit. For weeks in a row, I can buy a bunch of bananas and they're gone before I can blink. Then one day I buy a bunch and nobody touches them. That happened last week.
Same thing with apples and oranges... sometimes they can't get enough and sometimes they won't touch 'em. Does anybody else have this problem?
Well, I hate to waste so I decided I'd bake some Banana Bread. I hadn't baked any in a long time and with the cooler weather, having a warm, fresh-baked breakfast seemed like a good idea.
I pulled out my Better Homes & Garden cookbook for the recipe I always use and was heartbroken to see that page missing. It's one of those 3-ring binder cookbooks and my most-used pages often suffer by disappearing after I've used them a thousand times.
So... I needed a new recipe. I had recently bought this Americas Test Kitchen Family Cookbook (it's not in print right now) so I pulled it down to see if it had any banana bread recipes (you can also look for it here on Amazon if you're interested).
I flipped through it and sure enough, there was a recipe for Banana Bread. I changed a couple of things (based on ingredients I had on hand) and added mini chocolate chips just because... why not??
The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was delicious! I doubled the recipe and baked two loaves (to use up all 6 brown bananas) and my kids scarfed down more than half of it yesterday. My husband ate quite a few slices too and also took some to work this morning for a breakfast/snack. Then the kids almost finished it off today (a few crumbs remain 😉 )
Oh, and my house smelled heavenly yesterday too... I would say it's a HUGE hit all the way around!!Print