Going Bananas.

I was away at mom’s off and on for two weeks.  Before I headed back for a long stretch, I did some shopping.  Everything was unpacked and put away.  We have to hide the bananas in the house because I have 5 year olds that will just help themselves, not to mention the 11 year olds and the 13 year old.  So I put them up out of site.  Before I left, I picked up to bunches.  While straightening the kitchen today, I found the bananas.  OOPS!  I know have two bunches that need to be made into something.

So I pulled out recipe most of my family loves (the only one who doesn’t can’t have bananas because of her allergy). AND it makes 2 loaves, which is always a plus for our family.

Math tomorrow will be multiplication in real life. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
3 Very Ripe Bananas
3 Cups Flour (I use half whole wheat, half white)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in bananas. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda (I use a whisk). Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture, stirring just enough to combine. Fold in the chips and walnuts.


Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted into the center of the load comes out clean, 50 – 75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove from the pan, then cool completely on a wire rack.  Then enjoy!


Pax Christi,

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Share a Recipe Sunday – Aug 2


This is a recipe that most of my family loves (the only one who doesn’t can’t have bananas because of her allergy). AND it makes 2 loaves, which is always a plus for our family.


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
6 Very Ripe Bananas
3 Cups Flour (I use half whole wheat, half white)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in bananas. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda (I use a whisk). Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture, stirring just enough to combine. Fold in the chips and walnuts.

Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted into the center of the load comes out clean, 50 -75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove then cool completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome