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Malawian Banana Bread

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 egg

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!

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