Banana bread is one of my favourite things to bake. It’s really easy and it makes a great snack, dessert, or breakfast. I usually intend for it to be my breakfast at work for a few mornings when I make it, though the loaf usually doesn’t last very long at my place. It’s probably worth it to make two at a time. I like milk chocolate chips in my banana bread, though pecans or walnuts work well too.
1.5 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Roughly cut up the bananas into a bowl.
Squish the bananas! I use a small whisk, but you can use whatever utensil is handy. Forks are good. Don’t worry about getting all the lumps out.
Add the bananas and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and mix until combined.
Add the flour and baking soda.
Mix together until all the flour is folded in, then add in the chocolate chips.
Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
When it’s finished, the bread will be a lovely golden colour and smell good enough that you’ll want to eat it right now. But don’t! Let it cool for a bit first, on a baking rack if you’ve got one.
Give it 10-15 minutes, then have a slice while the chocolate chips are still nice and gooey.
I didn’t do it this time, but a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg are also great additions to banana bread.
- 1½ cups flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 bananas
- ½ cup butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Cream together the butter and sugar
- Squish the bananas with a whisk or fork, then add to the butter/sugar mixure
- Add the flour, baking soda and vanilla and combine
- Add chocolate chips
- Pour into a buttered load pan
- Bake at 350°F for 1 hour
Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for some spice.