Oh, graduate wives. I have failed you.
Today’s lovely post was supposed to have photographs, yes, BEAUTIFUL photographs of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Instead, this is what you get:
Batter batter everywhere!
I love to bake. Sometimes, the things I bake turn out so well, I start to get a bit prideful. (Go on, tell me I’m a great baker). And, it would have to be today, of all days, a day when chocolate chip banana bread should be photographed in all its gorgeousness, that this batter decides it has a mind of its own. “SEE!! You can’t put me in a bread pan! I will get out!” Personally, it was great reminder that I’m not Martha Stewart.
But, on most days, I can make a mean Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, and now, you can too!
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (use real butter, I promise it’s better)
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 egg whites
- 2 bananas (one mashed, the other diced)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- I pkg of chocolate chips (frozen)
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
Roll chocolate chips in flour. When baking, this will keep them from sinking down to the bottom of the pan.
With mixer (hand or stand) cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks. In a separate bowl, stir baking soda into milk. Add to butter, sugar, and eggs. Add the mashed banana. Combine salt, flour, baking powder, and add to mixture. Stir in vanilla. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture. Add chocolate chips and diced banana. Bake for one hour.
And, please send me photos of your fabulous bread once you’ve baked it. I need to be reminded of what it’s supposed to look like.
PS You can omit the chocolate chips for some awesome banana bread.