Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread is possibly the easiest and most loved dessert/snack/breakfast treat ever. It’s a quick bread which means that it uses either baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast, kneading and time to make it rise. It takes about ten minutes to put it together, about 50 minutes to bake and a bit of cooling time. Tada! Banana bread! Yeah, it’s that easy.

While the oven is heating to 350 degrees combine:

1 Cup White Flour
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips 

These are your dry ingredients. Keep them dry while, in a separate bowl, you mix well:

1 Egg
3 Very Ripe, Mashed Bananas
3/4 Cup Sugar (You can use only 1/2 Cup if you want to cut back on the sugar.)
1/4 Cup Cooking Oil 

Quick breads use the muffin method of preparation which means that you only mix the dry with the wet at the very last minute and you just barely mix it together. If you mix it too much you’ll end up with a hard little brick. Once the wet and the dry are just combined–there will still be lumps–pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until the top is a nice goldeny brown.


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