Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve associated baked goods with comfort. I had a friend in high school who’s mom always had baked goods fresh outta the oven when we got home from school and I always believed that’s what the perfect moms in fairy tales did. As I grew, I started baking myself and now, it’s the first place my mind goes when I want to artificially create some hygge in my life (and, I hope, my girls remember the smells of the baked goods they happily gobble down and it brings them comfort too as they grow). ⁣

One of my tried and true recipes is a hearty banana loaf. It took me forever to find the right one, but I believe I finally did it. Here’s the recipe xo (it makes 3 loaves)⁣

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 ripe (frozen & thawed) bananas⁣
  • 2/3 cup melted butter⁣
  • 2 cups white sugar⁣
  • 2 large eggs⁣
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla⁣
  • 2 tsp baking soda⁣
  • 1 tsp salt⁣
  • 3 cups flour⁣
  • chocolate chips & nuts as desired

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°⁣
  • Mix all wet ingredients well in a Kitchenaid Mixer⁣ (you don’t need one, but it definitely makes things a lot easier)
  • Add 3 dry ingredients and blend well⁣
  • Add chocolate chips & nuts (fold in with a spatula)⁣
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of loaves⁣
  • Pour into greased loaf pans⁣
  • For gas ovens, bake 50 mins. For electric ovens, bake 55-60 mins. When you insert a toothpick in the middle of the loaf and it comes out clean, it is done.⁣

Note: Yes, you can make muffins instead. This recipe will make 30 muffins. Follow all the same instructions but bake for 30 mins instead.⁣ Put a teaspoon of rice into the bottom of the muffin tin before adding your paper or silicone liners to prevent soggy/oily bottoms.