My son Will loves to cook. It’s kind of a disaster- flour everywhere, constant tasting… you know- baking with a 4-year old! Since he loves it so much, I love to take the time to do it with him. I know it’s likely only a manner of time before I’m “annoying Mom” instead of “bestest Mom”, my current title.
One of his favorite things to make is banana bread. This recipe doesn’t have to include chocolate chips, but personally, besides the love I think that’s what makes it the bestest.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3-4 bananas, mashed (the browner the better! This is the key!)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
semi-sweet chocolate chips, as many as you like!
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together butter & sugar, then add eggs and bananas. Add flour, baking soda & salt, followed by vanilla.
Don’t overmix! Add your chocolate chips.
Bake for up to 55 minutes- I usually do less (we like our bread just a little soft). When a toothpick stuck in the middle of the loaf comes out clean, you’re good. Don’t overbake!
Slice up while hot & enjoy with your favorite tiny human.