Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Once you find a good recipe, you stick to it! I've been making this banana bread for a couple years now and it's a favorite in my household! I've tweaked the recipe as years have gone by and now it is perfect. Trust me, I would not steer you wrong. Whenever I make it, we eat it sooo fast! It is super moist and delicious, and it makes your house smell amazing! Plus, it's really easy. Go ahead and try it for yourself!

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 large eggs

3 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch of nutmeg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3 tbsp brown sugar

*If you are in a high altitude area like me, add 2 tbsp of more flour


Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and butter or spray a 9X5X3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the butter and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy (I usually just use my hands honestly- lazy!) Add eggs one at a time, making sure they are fully mixed in with each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Fold the chocolate chips into batter.

Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the batter (it caramelizes when you cook it and makes a yummy crust!)

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing (if you can wait).

This bread tastes amazing on it's own, but it is also a yummy fall treat when you spread some homemade apple butter on a slice! I hope this becomes a favorite for you too! Enjoy!

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