Chocolate and Banana Bread

My kids like bananas, but they like Banana Bread even more.
They keep me updated on the state of our bananas, letting me know when they begin to brown or that they might be ready to make Banana Bread.

It goes something like this:


I jump from what every I am doing and I am like WHAT!!!!

"I think it's time to make banana bread...the bananas are getting brown!!!"

(Phew, the house is not on fire, all is well, its just a banana bread inquiry, lol.)
"Good idea sweetie, we will make it soon".

"Can we make it now? Can we put chocolate chips in it? I know how to make it"(all in one breath)

So of course I drop everything and that is exactly what we do :)

Then the countdown begins until it is ready to come out of the oven, cool and be eaten...LOL, You know how it goes!

Hope you have fun making and eating this together!

Chocolate and Banana Bread

4 brown bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix flour salt and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside.
In a small bowl or mug, combine the milk and the lemon juice, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Add the bananas and using a potato masher, mash them into the butter and sugar mixture. If you don't have a potato masher you can use a big fork or your clean hands - it is quite fun squishing bananas!
Add in the milk mixture, stir well.
Add in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips, stir well until fully mixed.

Spray or butter a loaf pan, then pour your batter in. (You can add extra chocolate chips on top if you like or some raw sugar)

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Variation: Instead of a loaf, make banana bread muffins, just pour your batter into a sprayed or buttered muffin pans or cupcake liners in your muffin pans and bake for 10-15 minutes for mini's or 20-25 minutes for regular sized.

Tip: Once you make the muffins, freeze a bunch to be used for school lunches, or after school snacks.

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. That looks amazing, I am grabbing my kids and going to the kitchen.