Claudia’s Banana Bread

April 6, 2011 § 3 Comments

I think everyone has their favorite banana bread and likely will promise you it’s the best you’ve ever tasted.

I’m not that competitive (ha! who am I kidding)- but this is my personal favorite recipe. Simple, moist, banana-ey, and studded with chocolate. It’s is a super-easy classic that’ll take care of business.

Claudia’s Banana Bread

I always make banana bread in batches of two- easier to share it when you know you have extra hidden away at home!

Mix together: (do this separately or else you’ll get baking soda lumps, and those are the worst. bleh!)

2 ½ c flour (up to ½ whole wheat)

2 tsp. Baking soda

Mix together in a large bowl:

4 eggs

¾ c vegetable (canola) oil

2 c sugar

5 ripe bananas, well mashed (we keep quantities of over ripe bananas in the freezer andthaw them out in the microwave, peel and mash to make this recipe)

1 c pure chocolate chips (or more…)

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until combined.

Pour into 2 greased, floured* loaf pans and bake in the oven at 350o F for about 1 hour. If you use a few cute little baby loaf pans like the one pictured, start checking at about 35 minutes.

Rest the loaves in the pans on a rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before you try to remove the whole loaf. If you want to cut right in, all the power to ya, but it may crumble.

*grease the loaf pan with a block of butter or the butter wrapper. Put about a tablespoon of flour in the pan, and ‘pat’ it around so it coats the butter. Tap out the excess into the sink.

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