The request reads as follows:
It’s Alissa writing to you this week, and let me start by saying that Shay will probably HAAAATE this topic, but I’m doing it anyway. This week I’d like for everyone to share their favorite recipe – it can be an appetizer, a full meal, or just a dessert. Whatever you want… because I’m needy, and I love asking people for recipes. I’m also a child, so if you could include photos (I only like picture recipe books, mmmkay?) that’d be great.
Ugh. Don’t get used to the recipe posts people, because I can make like 3 things without adult supervision. I will share with you the most complicated one. Because I want to impress you. Maybe trick you into thinking I’m a baking goddess? But I had some bananas lying around, so we are all good.
Also, don’t judge my pictures. I really want to take a photography class. As I have stated in my Life List. So until then, we all suffer. Click on the image to enlarge.
I found this gem of a recipe on Pinterest. Here is the link to the original. I will share with you my tips and tricks along the way.
Without further ado, I present to you The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread EVER!
I took a picture of the recipe card. I don’t have the patience to format the directions to look pretty in a post. It would have taken me two weeks to make it look how I want it to. Not worth my mental wellness.
First off, I like to use half whole wheat flour and half white flour when I can. For me, baking with whole wheat is tricky. Sometimes the recipe tastes iffy when you only use the whole wheat. So I go halfsies. I also don’t use any salt if I can help it. So I skipped it here.
With this much butter and sugar, you know it’s going to taste good.
I use 3 overripe bananas. I love mashing these suckers.
A few side notes about this picture. First, I didn’t bother cleaning the kitchen. Real life, yo. I didn’t even see the sippy cup until after the bread went into the oven. And PicMonkey doesn’t edit it out. Weird. Also, I’m betting that I’m the only person without a kick ass Kitchen Aid mixer. I will be taking donations for one now.
I also tend to use a little more chocolate chips then the recipe calls for. Like double-ish. Don’t judge. They are dark chocolate, so they are good for you. Or something.
Waiting the 60+ minutes is the worst part! And the house starts smelling amazing about 35 minutes in. Torture.
So there you have it. Slap a little butter on it and call it a day.