ok. i got it. finally. 347 banana breads later. dear readers, i’ve figured it out. so now you don’t have to. you’re welcome.
there’s a few key things here. ok one. well, one big one. because you can use all the vegetable type oils you want. but if you want it to be great, it’s all so very about the butter. butter is better in your batter. i made that up. maybe. so it’s the butter – and it’s the yogurt. and then it’s not too dry, not too moist, not too unbanana’y – it tastes juuuuust right. because it has butter in it. not oil. got it? good.
so i blended together eleventy hundred recipes and came up with this one. and don’t mess with it ok? well you could probably substitute walnuts for the chocolate. but that’s where i draw the line. you hear me? so do not cross that line. or i will be forced to turn this blog around AND tell your father. geeshk…
i personally have tailor made this recipe so it can be made it one bowl and mixed by hand. only because i care about you.
ceF’s banana bread
(adapted from eleventy hundred recipes over 25 years)
preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a loaf pan
3 large ultra ripe spotty bananas
1/3 cup melted butter – cooled
1/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream ( i use 2% greek style yogurt)
2 eggs – room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup – sugar (ultra scant)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
mash bananas well in a bowl – add eggs, melted butter, yogurt and vanilla – mix vigorously – add sugar and mix again add baking soda and powder directly to the wet ingredients – give a good mix and then add flours mixing until everything is incorporated. lastly mix in the chips. pour batter into the pan and bake for about 60 minutes. check for doneness using a toothpick/skewer. unmold after 10 minutes of cooling.
the main reason why having a recipe such as this is SO IMPORTANT is because inevitably your bananas don’t get eaten and start to go overly spotty on you. and unless you’re a smoothie making fool or a cold cereal eating maniac – you’re throwing away your bananas. and i know this because i’ve been checking on you. often.
sliced warm with melted chocolate streaks and an obligatory espresso….