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Banana Bread + Chocolate Chips

There is one thing you should know about me before you start reading my recipes and notice a common trend.  I LOVE bananas, always have.  I think it is their neutral taste.  Perfect for the morning.  Perfect for a snack.  Perfect for dessert when you are tricking yourself into thinking you are eating a huge mountain of ice cream and half of it is cut up bananas (I highly recommend trying this).  It is the perfect food.

So clearly one of a banana lovers favorite foods would be… banana bread!

Therefore I am on a quest.  A quest to find the best banana bread recipe out there.  I usually make my mom’s banana bread, but I decided to explore around… to make sure i’m not missing out on any amazing recipes!  The first recipe I tackled was from the lovely blog of SmittenKitchen

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Ingredients
Adapted by Smitten Kitchen Jacked-up banana bread (minus the bourbon)

  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted salted butter
  • 3/4 to 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl stir together melted butter and the mashed bananas. Mix in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered  loaf pan.

Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Banana Bread + Choco Chips | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

Banana Bread + Choco Chips | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix.
Banana Bread + Choco Chips | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Just keep stirring! Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. And what makes banana bread even more delicious?  Chocolate chips! I added a couple handfuls on top.

Banana Bread + Choco Chips | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

Check out the other banana breads I have made: My Perfect Banana Bread and Mom’s Banana Bread.

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