Does anyone else get a little excited when they see the last couple of bananas from the bunch that’s been sitting on the counter start to turn black? No? Some may see more food that they have to trash because their family didn’t finish eating it, but I choose to see the potential in those sad looking bananas that have lost their bright color…I see a delicious loaf of homemade chocolate chip banana bread. Mmm….
Banana bread is seriously one of the best comfort foods. Most of my personal favorite comfort foods are more savory than sweet, but banana bread is one of the exceptions. There’s just something so cozy about it. That’s weird. Food isn’t supposed to be cozy, but grab a slice of warm banana bread and I just feel like snuggling under a warm, fuzzy blanket while I enjoy it. It may not have pumpkin in it, but it’s perfect for cool weather.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 medium-sized overripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or regular if that’s what you have)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cream butter and brown sugar together.
- Mix in eggs, adding them one at a time.
- Add mashed bananas and mix until well blended.
- Stir in baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour one cup at a time. Be careful not to over mix.
- Add in mini chocolate chips and give the batter a final stir to incorporate.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until browned on top and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan to slice and enjoy.