Nothing beats the smell of banana bread baking in the oven. It is the epitome of comfort, home and family. I absolutely love it! I’ve been on a banana kick lately as evident of my banana scone fiasco. As my sister asked, “who makes banana scones??” Seriously, who makes banana scones? In my mind I was thinking I would whip up some delicious banana bread-esque scones with perhaps a chocolate drizzle. I didn’t even bother with the chocolate drizzle because the scones were that bland it wasn’t even worth saving! I decided the next time I had a hankering for something like banana bread, I’d just stick with classic banana bread.I guess I didn’t just make classic banana bread… I had to add chocolate chips! Chocolate chips make everything better. I adapted a trusty Betty Crocker Banana Bread recipe. I encountered only one problem however… it didn’t bake the whole way through! There was a tiny portion that didn’t quite bake and, unfortunately, I didn’t find out until after I cut into the bread. At least the ends were salvageable and quite tasty!What’s great about banana bread is that it is so easy to make and there are so many different variations. I used heavy cream in this recipe because that is what I had on hand but, the original recipe calls for buttermilk and some recipes call for yogurt or sour cream. Also, you can add whatever you want to give this bread a little something extra. I am a chocolate fiend so I of course used chocolate chips but some people love adding walnuts or dried berries. Really, you can make banana bread your own! I recommend starting with this one though 🙂 -KellyIngredients
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas (mashed)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
- Brown butter over low heat in saucepan.
- While butter is browning, mix together sugar, eggs, vanilla and bananas. Add butter.
- Alternating adding flour mixture and cream. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into a greased bread pan. Bake 55- 60 minutes (depending on oven, it may be more).
- Let cool and enjoy!