My daughter noticed the overripe bananas first thing this
morning and begged to bake banana bread! Since we are in the thick
of autumn, I couldn't help but add some pumpkin to my usual banana
bread recipe for an additional healthy twist.
My daughter gathered all the ingredients, unpeeled and mashed
the bananas, stirred with all her might and ate the chocolate chips
while also sprinkling them in. The house smelled amazing while the
bread was baking, and it turned out to be one of my family's most
favorite recipes yet!
A perfect treat for the weekend ahead.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray loaf pan with butter spray.
Beat together the mashed bananas, sugar, oil, eggs, and
Add flour, Chinese Five Spice, baking soda, baking powder and
Pour in dark chocolate chips and mix.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or until bread is cooked through.
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
See more of Mandy's stories here.
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