YES! SUCCESS! Chocolate chip banana bread conquered!

This weekend I bought all the items needed to conquer banana bread.

I used this awesome recipe by Gluten Free-Jenny: Gluten Free Best Ever Banana Bread

Now…I never eat banana bread without chocolate chips. It’s just not the same kinda dessert like, satisfying experience, for me if it doesn’t have chocolate in it.  Well guess what I forgot?

This is me sulking in the kitchen Sunday morning (Don’t you love the pub height chair I use as a stool in my kitchen? They made these cabinets for amazons I tell ya! I’m only 5 feet tall!!).  My wife laughed at me, took the picture, and then went all the way to the supermarket (that’s just across the street! lol) to get me chocolate chips. She says I should tell everyone that I’m spoiled and not try to hide it hahaha

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I quickly set out to beat this bread bitch!

Now this picture requires a correction. In my haste, I left the white rice flour in the pic BUT it’s not for this recipe…not included at all.  I was overly eager as you can tell. Notice the empty ramekin? That was for chocolate chips.

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And WAH-LA…they appeared 🙂

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Here is Jenny’s recipe:

  • 1/2 cup organic butter, softened
  • 4 medium ripe organic bananas
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 cup Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sugar
  • 2 tsp Simply Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional, I didn’t use) – I also didn’t use nuts, but added chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 5 x 9 inch loaf pan.
Mash bananas in a small bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream your butter with sugar.  Add in eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas.

In a separate bowl, combine flours, ground flax, salt and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients (about a 1/4 cup at a time) to the wet and beat until combined.

If you add nuts, gently fold them in at the end.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

SO NOW AFTER POSTING THIS HERE I REALIZE THAT I BAKED THE BREAD ON 375, NOT 350 😦 I’m telling ya, I’m terrible at this baking shit! But it didn’t affect it, or at least I don’t think it did.

Here are my pics:

Mix the wet ingredients

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Then mix the dry ingredients
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This one needs an explanation…I pour half of the batter into the pan and then I take the chocolate chips and chuck them at it one by one…like “BAM”, “POW”, “TAKE THAT”! It’s kinda like a superhero thing…I know, I have issues.

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Then I add the rest of the batter and once again, beat it down with chocolate chips!

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And then, magically, from the depths of my despair…THIS BEAUTY CAME OUT OF THE OVEN! I cooked it about 1 hour and 15 min total.

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Success!

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I did it, I did it, I did it hooray! (OK, my kid is 12, but we loved some shit outta Dora!)

The one thing I would do differently next time is to NOT add the layer of chocolate chips in the middle. It wasn’t necessary and I think it baked a little weird from that level down to the bottom of the pan…seemed more chewy, maybe too much moisture? Not sure! But it tastes amazing!

Thank you Jenny! I’m so happy you found me and suggested your recipes. Next one I’m trying is your Gluten Free Soft White Bread!

Xo,
TJ