We have made banana bread too many times to count as somehow when you have little kids around, you always have overripe bananas! My mom and I argue about this recipe all the time and go back and forth over who's we like better. This recipe is our compromise!
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup chocolate chips or you can omit chocolate and add ½ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 6-cup loaf pan. Whisk all dry ingredients together in medium bowl. In a stand mixer or using a large bowl and a hand-held mixer, beat on high speed the butter and the sugars until lightened in color and fluffy. Add to sugar and butter the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed until resembling sand. Slowly add in the beaten egg, a little at a time, then add vanilla. When combined, carefully fold in banana and chocolate chips (or nuts). Scrape into prepared pan and bake about 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before unmolding.
If you omit the chocolate chips bump sugar up to ½ cup sugar, and ½ cup brown sugar.