My family loves banana bread but sometimes it can be same old, same old, ya know what I mean. Same flavors, great bread, but just banana bread. I decided to take a cue from my sister-in-law, Leah, and used a few ingredients from one of her cookie recipes. I added molasses, ginger, spices and chocolate chips to the banana mix and voilá a delicious, moist, uber flavorful banana bread that my family just devoured (I got a piece thank goodness! ) So, now that the experiment was a great success try it for yourself! You’re going to devour it, too.😉
LT’s Molasses Chocolate Chip Ginger Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 345°
4 very ripe bananas mashed fine
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 TBL Minced fresh Ginger or 1 tsp ground
1/2 cup oil (veg. conola, corn, etc.)
1 tsp mexican vanilla or regular
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cup AP flour
8 oz mini chocolate chips
In a bowl sift all the dry ingredients and set aside. In a large mixing bowl blend eggs, molasses, sugar, ginger, oil and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients and stir by hand until dry ingredients are wet. Do Not Over Mix or bread will be tough!! Add mini chocolate chips and stir only until distributed evenly through dough.
Grease 2 small loaf pans. Pour 1/2 batter into 1st pan and pour remaining batter unto 2nd pan. Tap pans on countera few times to release any air bubbles in batter. Place in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted into the middle of bread comes out clean. When done, remove bread from oven and carefully invert the pan upside down to release bread onto a cooling rack. Flip bread onto its bottom to cool. Let cool at room temp. for 3 hours before slicing and serving. (I know it’s tempting but wait!)
Serves 12-14 people depending on width of slices.
Try softened cream cheese or butter
Serve warm with whipped cream
This would make the best French Toast! (Gotta do this one in the morning!)
Top with fruit or jam – YUM!!
Hope you enjoy this spiced up version of my NEW Banana Bread, LT’s Molasses Ginger Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Bon Appetíte!!!