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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Hi Everyone,

I’m back, well kind of.  As some of you know I have been working with switching to self web-hosting and it has been a nightmare and I mean a nightmare!!!  First I lost all my information I imported from my other blog, then I had to manually enter it, oh, let’s just say to get back up and running, it took me about 7 hours and that was day one!  That was my exciting Friday night and I spent over 12 hours on Saturday trying to re-do my side bars and everything.  The worse part was trying to configure Facebook, that took 4 hours of hell!  Everything is pretty normal now, except I am sad to say I lost all of my subscribers through e-mail.  That just saddens me.  I e-mailed everyone and hope they’ll come back.  I just hate being a pain in the butt to others.  I’m so sorry!

You’ll notice my blog looks pretty much the same, except for my fonts.  I am going to work on trying to get a more peppy font, but I’m not sure how.  I am not a technical person at all. This just has been so stressful.  I decided this evening to give myself a break and do what I like and write my blog and on Sunday I plan on baking and cooking.  I need a break from the computer.

On the upside I am working with someone to help me design a new header and hopefully she can help make my blog beautiful, but until then your stuck with boring.  Thank you so much for being faithful and coming back to me.  I appreciate your visits, comments and more.  Thank you, thank you!

Ok, enough of this mush talk and technical talk, let’s get to talking about good things, like bread!  Yup!  I’m back with the bread thing again, but this bread is so good, ok there all good!  It’s actually my most requested bread for me to make.  I have been making this for months, but I never got to take any pictures of this moist delicious banana bread with little chocolate chips, because it would get eaten.

I actually made another kind of banana bread, same basic recipe, but I added oil amongst some other things and it wasn’t as healthy as this one, and I was told by several’s that they like this bread better.  I was shocked!  People like the healthier bread over the fatty one?  Amazing!  See healthy things can taste good!!  Just look at the banana in it! (it’s that mushy looking spot)

I just put a little bit of chocolate chips, just to give it that special pop!  I did afterall want to keep it more healthy!  But if you want, there’s nothing wrong with adding more chocolate.  Mmmm, chocolate!

I tried something new this weekend and I must share it with you.  Peanut Butter Cherrios!  Oh my are they good!  I kept eating them by the handful and I put them in my yogurt.  They are perfect!  Thanks Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga!  She mentioned them on her blog and I had to find them and sure enough my faithful Target had them!  Needless to say, I’m buying another box for work this week!  So good, you have to try them!

Have you tried anything new lately?  Care to share?  I love trying new things.  Normally cereal isn’t my thing, but these one’s are.  Dam Cherrio’s!  Now I’m thinking of having another handful!  That box is going to be gone soon!

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


2 or 3 very ripe bananas

4 tablespoons butter, soften (I used Brumble & Brown)

2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour

1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 350.

Spray either 1 loaf pan or two mini loaf pans with cooking spray, set aside.

In medium bowl add the banana.  Using a potato masher, fork, or spoon to squish the banana. It is alright for there to be small chunks of banana in the batter, but you want most of the banana to be reduced to mush.  Add the butter and eggs and mix well together.

In an another bowl combine sugar, flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.

Combine the flour mixture with the banana mixture and mix until the ingredients are blended together.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour the dough into greased baking pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Small loaves take around 30 minutes, a regular size loaf takes around 40-50 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

After they have cooled for 5 or 10 minutes the loaves can be removed from the pan to cool. Once they are cool they can be eaten or individually wrapped and frozen.

Makes 14 slices

Calories per slice:  123,  Fat:  2.8,  Sodium: 96,  Potassium:  90,  Carbs:  23,  Fiber:  1,  Sugar:  11.4,  Protein:  2.3

Well my friends, thank you for baring with me through this transition period, I know it will get better.  I just need to chill, so I am going to do the dishes, blah!  Read a few e-mails and relax tonight because I really want to enjoy my Sunday!

Have a wonderful day!

Oh, one last thing, can you just check around my blog and see if everything is working.  I would so appreciate your feedback.  Thank you again!!!

Ok, I’m back!  I was checking my e-mails, and I got one from Daily Buzz Healthy Living, and my Lemon Bread made the top 9 list!  I’m so happy!  I just had to share with you!  Check out the recipe here.



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