Have you hopped on the banana bread making train?

Banana Bread is an ooey, gooey, sweet treat that has been loved for years.
With a long list of treats you can make from overripe fruit, you’ll be sure to find what you like. A known favorite in today’s world is banana bread. All you need for many recipes are 3 ripe bananas.

With so many variations, there are endless possibilities with the kind of banana bread you can make. From original to coffee cake banana bread, I certainly never made it as much as I have in the past few weeks. You probably have bananas sitting on your kitchen counter, getting ripe as you read this. If you see your bananas getting a bit too ripe, place them into the freezer and stock up to make delicious treats. When you are ready to use them, take them out of the freezer and let them sit on the counter for 30–60 minutes.

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My personal favorite is a cinnamon chocolate chip banana bread. For this recipe you will need the following:

3 ripened bananas (frozen or thawed)

5 tablespoons melted butter

1/3 cup white granulated sugar

1 slightly beaten egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1–1/2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you don’t have certain ingredients there are always substitutes available.

Egg Substitutes:

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

White Sugar Substitutes:

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup honey

All Purpose Flour Substitutes:

1:1 ratio for whole wheat, gluten-free, and almond flours

To Make:

Place your oven on 350*F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper

Place bananas in a large bowl and mash until smooth

Mix the melted butter and sugar together until light and creamy and add to the bananas

Mix in beaten egg and vanilla

Stir in dry ingredients

Stir in chocolate chips

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes

Let cool in pan and transfer to wire rack for additional cooling

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