I’m no stranger to banana “bread,” especially chocolate chip banana bread, so I decided to finally throw up my hands and accept that this is actually cake. Bready cake, and not quite as sweet as cake in a box cake (or cake pops cake), but still sweet chocolatey goodness anyway.
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this, but my smart phone got jacked while I was in Haifa so these pictures sort of suck. They’re all taken from my netbook.
Anyways! A non-eventful not-that-productive week at school means some cheer-me-up baking time! Whenever we buy bananas and some of them get too ripe, we throw ’em in the freezer. I used to use plastic baggies and cut them up before so I could just take some banana chunks for smoothies etc., but then I’d have these frozen, sometimes punctured plastic baggies when bananas already have their own packaging!
So I throw these frozen bananas into a big juice glass of water and let them sit for a few minutes. Then the peels come right off and your bananas are ready to be mushed! With an egg, a bit less than 1/4 c milk, 1 tsp vanilla., and 1 c of melted butter (I used the microwave for 30 seconds).
As usual, you’ve got the dry ingredients in a bigger bowl: whisk together 1.5 c flour, 1.5 tsp baking soda, and 1 c sugar. Then mix those wet ingredients into your dry.
Mix in a cup of chocolate chips, then throw this guy in the oven in a greased pan for 40 minutes at 350. Before you eat all the delicious batter (the batter is SO GOOD).
Meanwhile you can enjoy your eggplant sandwich and an episode of “Glee.” Then your oven timer goes off and yum!
Recipe, adapted from this one on allrecipes:
Preheat oven to 350
Mix in a big bowl:
1.5 c flour
1.5 tsp baking soda
1 c white sugar
(1/4 tsp salt)
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2 bananas (if frozen, use a bit less milk)
And whisk in:
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c milk (I use soy, which means use a little less sugar)
Mix dry ingredients with wet, then fold in
1 c chocolate chips
Bake in a greased 8×8 or whatever size pan for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.