At my job, we have a weekly event called “Food on Friday”. The rules are simple; everyone takes turns bringing in a treat for an extended morning coffee break, and discussing anything work-related is strictly verboten. The food is always a surprise; anything from boxes of donuts dumped unceremoniously on the table, to bagels with cream cheese and lox, to baked confections that rival Martha and her ilk.
One week a co-worker brought in this banana bread. I begged her for the recipe. It’s not the most innovative banana bread recipe you’ll ever try, but it’s the one you’re probably thinking of when you’re craving it.
3 large ripe bananas well mashed (4 if they’re small)
2 eggs, well beaten
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (walnuts would be nice too if nobody’s allergic)
Preheat oven to 350F
Mix bananas and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
This is what I baked to celebrate having my oven fixed!