One of my favorite blogs to read is Souffle Bombay, she has some of the best recipes and always a good story to go along with them too.
Recently she posted about Chocolate Banana Bread that she would make for her granmother....YUUMMM!!! What a hit this has been in our house!
I doubled the recipe to make two loaves but totally forgot to double the chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips) and it was still out of this world.
Chocolate and Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 brown bananas
3/4 to a cup of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside. In a small bowl or mug, combine the milk and the lemon juice, set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Add the bananas and using a potato masher, mash them into the butter and sugar mixture. If you don't have a potato masher you can use a big fork or your clean hands - it is quite fun squishing bananas! Add in the milk mixture, stir well. Add in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips, stir well, until fully mixed. Spray or butter a loaf pan, then pour your batter in. (You can add extra chocolate chips on top if you like or some raw sugar) Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Variation: Instead of a loaf, make banana bread muffins, just pour your batter into a sprayed or buttered muffin pans or cupcake liners in your muffin pans and bake for 10-15 minutes for mini's or 20-25 minutes for regular sized.