1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan. Cream the
sugar and butter with an electric mixer until light. Add the eggs and
mix well. On low speed, mix in the bananas, milk, and vanilla. Stop
the mixer and add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just
combined, then stir in the mini chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer
batter to prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the
center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool in the pan 5 minutes;
turn onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
** NOTE: Mini chocolate chips work better than regular chips because
the regular size ones tend to sink to the bottom of the loaf during
Servings: 1 servings
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The History of Recipes
Written recipes as a concept can be traced far back into history, in fact as far back as ancient Egypt, and maybe even further. Having said that, generally, these old recipes were just very simple hieroglyphic recipes for meal preparation.
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When we get to the twentieth century, cook books were greatly in demand mostly as a result of better eduction, leisure time and having more money to spend.
We hope you enjoy this Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf recipe.