My kids like bananas…I guess it’s a kid thing. They use them in shakes, or cut them onto cereal. They pretend that they are boomerangs….Or, they let me bake them into the best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread.
And they are rather good for you, full of potassium.
We even have a fancy container that is banana shaped, so that they can carry the bananas to school in a lunch bag without them getting smoooshed.
Personally, I’m not really crazy about bananas, but I buy them…and I hope that my people will eat them (mostly so I don’t have to).
And there they are, in the fruit bowl, slowly changing from greenish yellow- to yellow- to kind of bruised looking. At this point I have 2 choices…. chuck ’em in the compost bin… or make banana bread. I add chocolate chips to my banana bread, mainly because EVERYTHING tastes better when you add chocolate.
You can add nuts if you want too… (but chocolate is better…)
This is an easy Banana Bread recipe that you can throw together quickly. I use the same recipe for muffins… just adjust the baking time.
And it works as a quick “oh no we’re late for school..soccer..tennis..girl scouts… but we haven’t eaten yet’ fix.
Bake it up, fill the house with good smells, and fill your tummy with the Best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread.
What to Do With an Old
Once my bananas start to go, I put them in the freezer. I even have a special “old banana” shelf (it’s the top one). Then, when the mood strikes me to make banana bread (mostly that happens when a frozen banana falls off that top shelf and lands on my foot) I pull out 3 or 4, and put them on the counter in a bowl to thaw.
Now… they may have looked gross frozen, but they look downright NASTY when they are thawed. Seriously disgusting. And they feel all wet and squishy. DON’T PANIC! They are PERFECT for Banana Bread. Just cut off the end with scissors, and squeeze the mushy stuff out into the mixing bowl.
Let the kids help… the gross out factor makes them happy.
Best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
This Recipe Keeps Well
Banana Bread is a great Keeper. You can wrap it up in plastic wrap, then foil, and stick it in the freezer until until you need it.
MAKE SURE TO LABEL AND DATE IT
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