When it comes to banana bread, there is one particular recipe that stands out from the rest. It is sooo delicious and you can’t go wrong. Moist and fluffy with a perfect dose of chocolate chips, it’s perfect for a snack, to go along with your supper, or even as a light dessert.
I got the recipe from my cousin, Valerie, after she made an amazing loaf of it for our family for Christmas. Yup! It makes a great gift too! Who doesn’t like banana bread?
When I made it, I was juggling making banana bread and baking Monster Cookies (another amazing recipe I should post). I was tired and just trying to get my scattered brain to focus and get things done in an orderly manner. Before I knew it, the bread was in the pans and in the oven, and I thought to myself with a jolt, “Why, how on earth did it go that fast?” While it takes a little longer than most breads to bake, the actual time spent putting it together is quite minimal.
Valerie’s Banana Bread
(preheat oven to 325)
1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup oil
3 cups (about 6) mashed bananas
4 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients and stir into the first mixture just until moistened:
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Fold in: (optional)
1 – 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
Pour batter into 2 or 3 greased and floured loaf pans (9x5x3). Cover loosely with a tent of aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 20-30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted tests done. Do not over bake. Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool banana bread completely.
It’s just that easy!
1-2-3 and it’s done! A promised delicious result!