If you smell banana bread in my house it usually means one thing. My oldest boy who goes to college is either on his way home or his mom is getting ready to send a care package. I don't know when he started loving my banana bread. He was never a banana lover. But one thing is for sure...he cannot get enough of this banana bread. And in all honesty neither can anyone else in the house. It is THAT good.
Many people ask me to post the recipe and I have since agreed. So without further hesitation, here is the recipe for the most delicious banana bread ever.
(This recipe is for 2 loaves)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more depending how chocolatey you like it)
add 1 cup nuts if desired
Heat oven to 350.
Grease bottom of two loaf pans. (I usually use a glass loaf pan because it cooks more evenly).
Mix sugar and margarine in large bowl.
Stir in eggs until well blended.
Add bananas, milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until incorporated.
Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
Pour into loaf pan.
Cool 5 minutes.