My cooperating teacher during my high school student teaching brought in banana bread a couple of times to share with the math department. This is the story of how I discovered the best banana bread ever! Seriously, it is amazing! At the end of the year I asked her for her recipe because I just knew I could not live without this bread in my life. She said that her secret was that she uses a TON of bananas. Yep, that's it! So, I've been saving up bad bananas in my freezer for a while now and last night I finally had enough to make the banana bread!
Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of cloves
7 medium bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or whatever mix-ins you prefer!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
3. In a large bowl, beat sugar with oil. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Beat in the mashed bananas. Slowly beat in the flour until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes.