I have never in my life made banana bread. In fact, I've only eaten banana bread a few times that I can remember. I knew though that I wanted to make some and give it a go.
I almost purchased the store bought mix when I decided to try it on my own by searching for recipes and then making it my own. So today, I am sharing with you this easy and super moist and OH MY GOSH so yummy recipe!
Most of my readers know that I am an oiler. So for an added punch, I added 4 drops of Lemon Vitality oil to my banana bread recipe. This isn't something that you have to do for this recipe, but if you're an oiler - I totally recommend it. Every now and again, I would taste the tiniest hint of Lemon zest and it was so good.
Ingredients for Recipe:
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Cups Flour
- 5 Eggs
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 5-6 Tbsp of Milk or Buttermilk (I used milk)
- 3/4 bag chocolate chips
- 2 mashed over ripe bananas
- 1 cup soft butter or margarine
- 4-5 drops of Lemon Vitality oil (optional)
Mix together sugar, eggs, milk and soft butter. Add in flour, baking powder and bananas. Mix on low or spoon in the chocolate chips. Add lemon oil if desired for one final mix in.
Let it set. I let mine sit out for about 30 minutes before cooking. Meanwhile I greased my bundt pan and cleaned up my mess. A Happy kitchen is a clean kitchen...amen.
Bake. I baked mine at 350 for about 35 minutes (maybe longer). Check after around 30 minutes too see if it is done. Sometimes in the bundt pan the middle of the cake will still be raw, just leave it in for another couple of minutes.
After your cake has been removed from the pan and has cooled off, slice a giant piece and savor the yummiest and easiest dessert ever. Now, you have no excuse for having brown bananas in the home. Make a simple recipe with real ingredients. And have no shame in serving the kids this for dessert, snack time and mayyyybeeee even breakfast! ;)