Friday, February 10, 2012

Seriously Good Banana Bread

My hair girl shared this recipe for banana bread with me and now I shall share it with you.  I'm not sure what makes it so good--the brown sugar, the chocolate chips, or the pecans.  I made it last week and the boys gobbled it up in two days.  I just bought some more bananas at the store today and I'm ready for them to ripen so I can make it again.

Banana Bread (adapted by my hair girl from Banana Banana Bread):


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips (use ghirardelli semi-sweet--you can thank me later)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan or muffin tins.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Add chocolate chips and pecans.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes or 20 minutes for muffins, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

I would have included a picture of my bread, but every picture I take of food comes out looking inedible. But there is nothing inedible about this recipe.  It's amazing!       


  1. WOW! This could not have come at a more perfect time. I just told Landry this morning we were going to make some banana bread with the bananas we have left over from the monkey party. I can't wait to give this a try.

  2. Me too! I'm typically waaaay too lazy for a recipe with this many ingredients, but it sounds so yummy I might have to do it!

  3. I actually did it! Yummy. Thanks for the recipe!