Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tutorial: Grandma's Banana Bread

This is a super simple recipe, and is completely delicious on its own, but I added some chocolate chips to make it extra special!

You'll need:
3 or 4 overripe bananas
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (regular sized chips tend to sink to the bottom)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mash the bananas with a fork, add melted butter, sugar, egg, salt, soda, flour, and lastly the mini chocolate chips . I don't usually bother using a mixer for this- a wooden spoon works great. This makes one 3x9" loaf pan, but works well in an 8x8" or muffin tin as well. Bake time will vary depending on the container. When I use a light colored metal loaf pan, it takes about 50 minutes. Don't forget the nonstick spray! The toothpick test is a big help if you aren't sure whether it's really done- just poke it near the center and if the toothpick comes out wet and goopy you'll need to bake it a bit longer. Enjoy!

by Laura of bakerswife

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