Sunday, September 14, 2008

Real Deal Banana Bread

Real Deal Banana Bread
(Makes 2 loaves)

1-1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
3/4 c. oil
2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 c. chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix sugar and eggs until creamy
3. Mix in oil
4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice
5. Stir dry mixture into creamed mixture until well combined but do not over stir.
6. Stir in bananas and chocolate chips.
7. Divide batter between 2 greased loaf pans.
8. Bake for an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

So the Moms at playgroup (including me) have gotten a little off track with our dieting. While contemplating what to bake for playgroup last week I got it in my head that I wanted REAL banana bread...the kind my Mom makes. I've been doing so much baking with whole wheat flour instead of white, applesauce instead of oil, etc. that its been a long time since I've had a slice of the banana bread I grew up on. This is the real deal and boy did it deliver. I plan to return to healthier baking immediately but this was a nice treat.

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