It is a very rare occasion I have over-ripe bananas because I’m pretty sure Spencer is half monkey. He loves bananas!
However, our last bunch of bananas were pushed far back on the counter and covered in mail. Yep, we are tidy like that, lol! The bananas were the perfect over-ripe consistency needed to make banana bread! Best part, I had 6 of them bad boys! So I could make a loaf for Steve and a loaf for me (I like chocolate chips in mine but Steve doesn’t). Even better part? The bananas were not only perfectly over-ripe but absent of any bruises or dark spots having not been touched since they were bought. It was really kind of amazing to see perfectly over-riped bananas. I just stood there for like 30 seconds in complete awe then I was like “let’s get these bad boys in the oven pronto!” These are easy to whip up and come out super moist and filled with banana nut goodness!
Printable Recipe: Moist Banana Bread
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 over-ripe bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine (I use margarine)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 bag semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Prepare your bread pan by rubbing a light layer of shortening onto the bread loaf pan. Don’t forget to smear the shortening all the way up the sides because the bread will rise when baking. Set aside. Since I was making two loaves, I marked the foil bread pan that will have chocolate chips in it with a CC in with a permanent marker. Don’t want anyone to think they can eat my Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and get away with it! In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir till well combined and set aside.
Spencer loves to help me bake and cook! He loves to measure, pour and mix!
In a large bowl, add bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. With a mixer, beat together until smooth.
Fold in chopped walnuts.
If adding chocolate chips, fold this in as well. I love chocolate chips in my banana bread!
Dump flour mix into the large bowl. Fold flour mix into the wet ingredients just until moist (do not overstir).
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
I meant to take a picture of a slice of banana bread looking all pretty but smelling the Moist Banana Bread cooking for the past hour, I couldn’t wait to take a bite! Oopsy! Trust and believe, it is yummy, moist, chocolaty, banana goodness!