Monday, April 18, 2011

Southern Hospitality

Being in a new town, and new neighborhood I thought I would introduce myself and show a little southern hospitality to my new neighbors. I aboslutely love my Mom's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe. So much so that I find myself secretly setting aside bananas to get a little too ripe, just to make the bread. It also is the perfect recipe to make with kids, they make great banana mashers. I think my neighbors were a little startled to see me at their door with a basket of bread but they got over it when they heard what it was. In true "Vickie" style I made simple bags (felt funny showing up with a brick of alumnium foil), stamped them and created a tag. I was even called "Suzy homemaker" by one neighbor, I am taking this as a compliment. I wanted to share the recipe, my way of saying welcome to my blog since I can't personally bake a loaf for each of you! Mom's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

2 1/2 cups Flour

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs (you can sub Egg beaters)

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease 4 6"x3"x2" foil loaf pans. In a mediumbowl, stir flour baking soda and salt, set aside. In a large mixer bowl at medium speed beat sugar, oil and eggs until blended. Add bananas and beat until well blended. At low speed beat in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips, pour into loaf pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in foil pans for 10 min, remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Wrap in plastic wrap then foil and store overnight before serving.

1 comment:

  1. I just found the best banana bread or muffin recipe. I bake banana bread a lot. Search for Flours Famous banana bread on the food network. I used 1 more banana and no nuts.