Oh Banana Bread, humblest of quick breads
Made from the lowliest of fruits
With careless abandon
Forgotten by your keepers.
You are neither significant nor original,
But you may lay your weary cream cheese burden down
At the gateway to my gullet
P.S. This is the first banana bread that I have ever had work out for me. It’s like the easiest thing to make in the world, but I couldn’t make it work before! Classic Midwest woman points coming my way on this post…
Best Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from allrecipes
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil works)
1 cup well-mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray, or line with parchment for easy removal of the bread.
Blend together the eggs, buttermilk, oil and bananas. Sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir in chocolate chips. Mix well, and pour into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour, then check the bread for with a cake tester. If the tester comes out with batter on, bake for another 20 minutes. The top should be a deep golden brown. Let cool, then frost with the cream cheese frosting.