Actually, it’s just banana bread. But it’s more fun to say it BANANANANANANANA. Try it, it’s fun.

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, and in honor of the day of  binge eating I made a loaf of banana bread and put some chocolate chips in it. Oh man, it’s yummy. I kind of had a rough day yesterday and baking helps me calm down and enjoy myself, so there’s another reason for my baking actions.

Here’s what you will need (since it’s a baked good, you should have the actual quantities if you feel so inclined):

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (or nuts:P)

To start you’ll need to mix the oil and the sugar together.IMG_6957

Then the eggs, the salt, and the banana. About 1/2 a cup of eggs (I’m kidding, but still, it’s funny how these things work out).IMG_6958IMG_6959

Then add the vanilla and cinnamon.IMG_6960

And the soda, flour,IMG_6961 and chocolate chips. Be careful not to over mix it, that would be a bummer.IMG_6962

Then pour it into a greased pan.IMG_6963 I use Pam, because it’s easy and it’s fun to spray stuff.IMG_6964

Then pop it into the oven at 350 and let it bake for an hour. It may take longer than that, it probably will, but watch it closely  It will get dark, but that’s how it works. It will be okay and crunchy.

Once it’s done, let it cool for a little while, then take it out of the pan and put it onto a cooling rack to let it finish. At this point it should be cool enough to handle, so slice a piece of and enjoy it while it’s still warm. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy yourself.IMG_6965

I think that banana bread is my favorite thing to bake. It’s the only thing that I can get to consistently turn out properly; even cookies sometimes are flat and ugly. It’s a simply mix, and pretty easy to measure everything so that it won’t be flat._MG_6977

I think that the cinnamon adds a just a little extra excitement. You can also change up the chocolate chips and do walnuts or pecans instead. Apparently that’s what normal people do, but it should be obvious that I am not normal._MG_6976

Also, here’s a bonus pic of the edge that almost spilled over. The other side was nowhere near this close to the edge, so it probably happened because the rack in the oven may have been uneven.



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