Tasty Throwback Thursday

Yes, I’m mashing together two memes today to bring you the first recipe I ever posted on this blog nearly five years ago. It’s still something that is made in this house every few weeks and it’s as tasty as ever:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Ingredient list:
2-3 ripe bananas
sugar
butter
lemon peel
flour
baking powder
salt
egg
chocolate chips

First, mash 2-3 bananas

Then if you’re lucky enough to have a stand mixer, get this started (if you don’t have a stand mixer, you’ll probably want to measure & get everything out before you start mixing):
2/3 cup sugar
6 TB butter, softened
3/4 tsp lemon peel

While that’s mixing – lightly mix together (I toss it all in one 2 cup measuring cup to minimize the clean up)
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp salt

Your butter & sugar should be creamy now so go ahead and add 1 egg and the mashed bananas. Once it’s all mixed together add the dry ingredients in about 3 parts, beating until smooth between each.

Take it off the mixer and stir in approx 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 52 minutes. YUM!

You prefer muffins you say? Here’s the recipe adapted for Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

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