We have been enjoying plenty of bananas as they do grow year-round here in Malawi. Today I decided to make some banana bread and instead of looking at a recipe, I just made one up. I have used chocolate chips in the past, but as they are difficult to find here, I have just been breaking apart chocolate bars into smaller pieces. Thought it would be fun to share…
Preheat oven to 350° F or 180° C.
Grease a loaf pan with a little butter or a vegetable oil.
First, mix the wet ingredients together:
4 good size bananas, the softer the better, smash them up in a bowl
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil (or you could use softened butter instead, if you have it)
¼ Cup sugar
Then, add the dry ingredients and mix until combined:
1 ¼ Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Next, pour half of the mixture into a pre-greased loaf pan.
After that, break apart 1 dark chocolate bar, into squares and place on top.
Then pour the remaining mixture into the loaf pan covering the chocolate pieces.
Finally, bake for 50 minutes.
Let it cool a bit on a cooling rack for about 10-15 minutes.
Serve yourself a slice accompanied by a big glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!