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Judy's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 Judy's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
I received this recipe from my co-worker and dear friend, Judy, 32 years ago. When she gave it to me she said, “You will never need another banana bread recipe.” She was almost right. I added lots of chocolate chips for the chocolate lovers in my family. — Debra Keiser, St. Cloud, Minnesota
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan
  • with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one
  • at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas,
  • buttermilk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate
  • chips and, if desired, walnuts.
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick

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Judy's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing
  • from pan to a wire rack; remove paper. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 229 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.