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Lion House banana bread {with chocolate chips}

by Shawni

When Dave and I lived in Virginia some kind friends of his parents invited us to dinner.

They served such delicious banana bread for dinner that I had to scribble down the recipe speedy-quick.

It’s become one of those recipes that made it into my “special” recipe book (back HERE) on the very same little paper I wrote it on all those years ago.

So when I made it the other day I figured, “hey, I better share this gem.”

Here you go:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. smashed up bananas
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt

In our family we don’t think banana bread is complete without some chocolate chips, so we always add those.

I almost always double that recipe because it’s kind of small.

And I almost always use half applesauce for the butter (i.e. 1/4 c. butter, 1/4 c. applesauce for a single batch or 1/2 c. butter with 1/2 c. applesauce for the double batch).

That makes me feel oh so healthy 🙂

I usually bake it in small loaf pans instead of the big ones.  I think it makes six or eight of them if you do a double batch.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or so (small pans) or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

Try to hide a couple loaves before your kids eat them all.

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Tyra October 10, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Yummy! I love banana bread and I also have to have chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing.

Tyra October 10, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Is there a way we can "pin" your recipes. I like to pin them cause then they are on my phone and in case I'm in the grocery store and suddenly decide I want to make something I have the ingredients right there. 🙂

Matilda Blanche October 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Your post about the General Conference and cinnamon rolls inspired me to make my very first cinnamon rolls. I didn`t use your recipe, but they turned out perfect. So thanks for the inspiration!

Lori October 10, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Yes, this is THE BEST banana bread. Try with frozen blueberries instead of choco chips one time if you like that sort of flavor. Yummy!

R a c h e l October 11, 2013 - 6:35 am

Mmmmm this looks so good! I love banana bread and this recipe looks delicious. I've never had one with choc chips before!

Mary October 12, 2013 - 11:30 am

We always make our banana bread with Kellogs Rice Bubbles….turns out a bit crunchy. Very yum.


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