Saturday, June 26, 2010

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


1 1/2 c flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour, or you can do a mix of 3/4 c white flour and 3/4 c wheat flour)
1 tsp sea salt (kosher salt is okay too)
1 tsp baking soda
1 c mashed banana (3-4 very ripe)
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/4 c melted, cooled butter (I use canola oil, or a heaping 1/3 c apple sauce to be really healthy! and do use a little extra apple sauce to keep bread moist)
(optional) 2/3 c chopped nuts (I used a mix of pecans or walnuts)
2/3 c chocolate chips

Mix all of the above together in a big bowl. Don't overmix--just mix until incorporated.
Bake at 325 degrees F for around an hour, check center with toothpick; if toothpick comes out clean, it's done.