Brooks' Banana Bread From Scratch
Let me preface this by saying the following: I am NOT a baker. I love baked goods and sweets, but I’m not the kinda gal who is going to actually sift my flour. Sorry, Martha.
Having said that, when I can muster up the energy I do enjoy baking with my kids. This winter we’ve really felt the pain of not being able to get outside as much as we’d like, so baking something together is a great way to make an afternoon more tolerable.
I usually know that it’s baking time when the tattling won’t stop or every little movement that is made is followed by a whiney “Mom, he’s annoying me”. That, or when they’re literally running laps around our Brooklyn-sized apartment.
Their involvement may not exactly make things easier (we’re the epitome of that “too many cooks” saying), but they do love being able to contribute.
Brooks and I decided to make chocolate chip banana bread from scratch one random morning a few weeks ago and this recipe is on point. I found the original recipe over at http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/best-banana-bread-2886
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 bananas, mashed
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla
Steps to awesomeness
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Combine butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and mashed bananas.
- Add flour, soda and salt.
- Add vanilla.
- Mix until combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
- Bake for 55 minutes.