Thursday, September 20, 2012

Banana Bread

I have a four year old that won't eat fruits or vegetables. Never has and I am pretty convinced she never will. She is a strange child because who doesn't like strawberries? That would be my child! She's never even tasted one. She ate banana's when she was a baby, but hasn't had one for a very long time now. So imagine my shock when I asked her what she wanted to help me make for our Family Home Evening treat and she responded with, "banana bread". What?! Something with a fruit? We made a delicious loaf together and she actually ate it. Despite the sugar and chocolate chips in it, I felt a little victorious. 
Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, slightly beaten
juice of 1/2 an orange
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix together the vanilla, eggs and orange juice in a measuring cup or small bowl. Cream the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until pale yellow and fluffy. Add in the egg mixture and beat until creamy. Mix in the bananas until smooth. Pour the flour in 2 batches into the batter and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake 1 hour, covering lightly with foil if the top gets too brown. Cool, remove from pan and slice. Serve dusted with confectioners sugar if desired.

Serves 8

From: Melissa d'Arabian

1 comment:

  1. This looks really yummy and I love your mini fruit pizzas, too! I'd love for you to link up at my new site: Feel free to link up anything you like!