Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
3 ripe Bananas (I hate wasting any food. So, when i buy a bunch of bananas at the store, a lot of times the last one or two are just way to ripe to eat. Did you know that you can freeze really ripe bananas? I have frozen them with and without the peel. I prefer without the peel. I had 4 or 5 bananas already in the freezer. I took out three, microwaved them for about a minute and then continued with this recipe). Genius! Anyway, you need 3 ripe bananas.
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 large Egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 & 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I didn’t have these on hand….so, I get out my meat tenderizer and using the smooth side of the tenderizer, I put the chips in a zip-lock type baggie and beat the snot out of the regular sized chocolate chips) I’d advise placing a wooden type cutting board under the chips so you don’t damage your counter top.
Oven at 350°
Spray an 8X5 loaf pan, or similar size. Set aside
using One large bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Add everything else Except the chips. When all ingredients are combined and semi smooth, Fold in most of the chocolate chips, leave a small amount out. Pour the mixture into your greased up loaf pan, then sprinkle the top with the extra chocolate chips you left out.
Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your loaf pan and oven. Use the toothpick to make sure the bread is done. Once out of the oven, cool it on a wire rack.
This recipe for the WIN!