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Classic Banana Bread

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Last week I came home to six overripe bananas. They were sitting on the counter: mushy, with outsides spotted brown, and no one wanted to eat them.

So I did what anyone would do; I made banana bread. I used a really simple recipe (normally I use one that calls for creme fraiche among other specialty ingredients), and surprisingly, the results were really good!

I topped slices with strawberries and chocolate ganache, and wow, it was delicious!

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Classic Banana Bread

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  5. Add fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until barely mixed.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees, for about 45 minutes to an hour.