Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990, what can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then.

One always knew when Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was on the menu at the dining commons. Someone at the window would peer in to read the menu and pretty soon the news had spread thought the line. I remember seeing girls race to the bakery area in order to snag their fare share. And if they were already out? Oh dear.

Hell hath no fury like a woman separated from her chocolate-laden banana bread.

This recipe combines bananas, oil, and quick oats for health and some sugar and chocolate – just ’cause. It looks beautiful sliced on a pretty plate for a breakfast buffet and is a welcome surprise in any lunch box.

Not only that, but it freezes beautifully. Just wrap the cooled loaves in plastic wrap and slide them into a ziptop freezer bag. You can also slice and freeze the bread, making it that much easier to get your fair share — or hide it in the deep recesses of the freezer so that you can snack on it secretly.

Ahem.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 to 3)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
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