Banana Bread

Dizzle and the little dude like banana bread, so I gave it another go. There were a few apples in the fruit bowl and bananas in the freezer, so I was prepared. I didn’t freeze the bananas with bread in mind, but I”ll definitely do it again for this purpose. It made it really easy to mash the bananas into a smooth texture for the bread. I needed applesauce, so two small apples simmered for a few minutes and whizzed in the food processor did the trick. This is a really easy recipe. (It’s really close to a recipe from Forks Over Knives with a few tweaks.) The 2yo assistant requested “sweet treats” in it (chocolate chips), so I obliged. 🙂

Banana Bread
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 smallish bananas)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups white unbleached flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add soft bananas to mixing bowl. Mix for a minute or so until mashed. Add all wet ingredients. Mix until incorporated. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix just until incorporated.
  3. Add chocolate chips and mix just until incorporated.
  4. Add batter to loaf pan lightly sprayed or rubbed with a small amount of oil. Bake 1 hour. (Should be golden around edges and beginning to separate from pan.
  5. Remove from pan and completely cool on rack before slicing.

I started with 1/2 cup chocolate chips because that was what I had at the end of one bag. It didn’t seem like much, and I almost added more. Once baked it was very chocolate!



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