Writing Process Blog Tour, Part II: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Nancy Creative

IMG_0235About a week ago, I did a Writing Process Blog Tour with a few of my blogging friends, including Nancy from Nancy Creative.

I decided at that time that I wanted to share something from each of them. Last week, I shared Dimples Cheese, Cauliflower, and Broccoli Patties… and this week, I’d like to share Nancy’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

It was about three or four weeks ago, when I was flipping through Pinterest on my phone, trying to find a recipe for chocolate chip banana bread. There was one that looked especially good to me, and when I clicked on it; guess whose recipe it was? Yep! The link brought me to Nancy’s blog!

I’ve gone bananas over Nancy’s banana breads….and I can tell you that I now have a favorite chocolate chip banana bread recipe because of her! I always know when a recipe is going to be a winner, because I find that my kids hang out with me a little longer in the kitchen than they usually would. So, I’m not kidding when I say that my kids were hovering when I was photographing it, and it lasted a matter of five minutes after I was finished taking photos! There was no doubt in my mind that I had to share this winning recipe with all of you…

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It’s so easy to throw together…and…

It’s moist.
It’s chocolatey.
It’s deliciously banana!

Honestly, you need to stop by Nancy’s blog to see just how many banana bread recipes this girl has. You name it, it’s there…

Double Dark Chocolate.
Whole Wheat Honey.
Pomegranate Walnut.
Disney.
…And that’s just to name a few…. the list goes on and on!!

Nancy is such a joy… she is pure sunshine. Just one visit to her blog will have you returning time and time again. You’ll never know what each day brings, because this girl does it all….it could be a beautiful photo with flowers with a scripture quote, or it could be a delicious recipe, or an uplifting saying. No matter what it is, I can guarantee that you will walk away smiling…

Life is good…it’s an“it’s about the people we meet along life’s path, who truly make an impact on how we view each day…”..kind of good…

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The recipe, copied from Nancy’s blog: Nancy Creative:

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD by NancyCreative, adapted from Lovin’ from the Oven

Makes one 8×4″ or 9×5″ loaf
◾1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
◾1 cup granulated sugar
◾2 eggs

◾1 Tablespoon milk or half and half
◾3 very ripe medium-size bananas, mashed
◾1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
◾1/4 teaspoon salt
◾1/2 teaspoon baking powder
◾1 teaspoon baking soda
◾1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8×4″ or 9×5″ loaf pan (I’ve tried it in both size pans, and an 8×4″ loaf pan makes a nicer-looking, fuller loaf but you need to add about 10 more minutes to your baking time).

In large bowl, cream softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well, then stir in the milk and mashed bananas. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture and stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 65-70 minutes for an 8×4″ loaf or 55-60 minutes for a 9×5″ loaf, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. When completely cooled, you can top with a glaze if you like…

CREAMY GLAZE (optional)
◾1 cup powdered sugar
◾1 1/2 Tablespoons half and half
◾1/4 to 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

In small bowl, blend powdered sugar and half and half until smooth and creamy. Spoon over the loaf, then sprinkle the mini semi-sweet chips on top. Let glaze set before serving.

The bread is so moist, dense, and chocolatey that it tastes wonderful even without the glaze, if you prefer it that way!

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53 thoughts on “Writing Process Blog Tour, Part II: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Nancy Creative

  1. Mmmm chocolate chips are about the only thing that makes banana bread even better than it already is 🙂 I can see why you had vultures while you were photographing, it looks delicious!

  2. This looks fabulous Prudy! Nancy C has a great blog – I have bookmarked her Texas Sheet Cake as it looks so fabulous. I love banana and chocolate cake and this one looks fab!

    • I love it too… And yes!! Nancy’s blog is wonderful… and I know that when I see one of her recipes that I want to try..that it’s going to be absolutely perfect. That’s exactly why I stopped looking on Pinterest as soon as I saw this one! Thanks so much Suzanne!! ❤

  3. Wow…that photo with it sliced is killing me! Looks delicious and so nice of you to share (reshare? Is that a word?)!

    • Lol.. looking at it now, I really want to make it again soon! Luckily I have some bananas that are just about ready! Reshare… I would say yes it is a word, although the red line underneath it is tell me otherwise! Let’s just go with it and say yes, it’s a word! 🙂

  4. Now this is up my alley, I ask myself if the king would have enjoyed this..it might need some peanut butter on that slice..😊

    • Thank you so much Anna! It really was a great banana bread, and I’m sitting here patiently waiting for the next batch of bananas to be ready so that I can make some again! I just love Nancy’s recipes! Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s good to see you… 🙂

    • Haley…I’m so sorry! I just found this with a few other comments in my spam folder. I really need to check that folder more often… Thank you so much! Nancy makes a mean banana bread, that’s for sure! I’m so thrilled to share it with everyone… Thanks so much for stopping by…I’m so happy you did, and I look forward to catching up with you! 🙂

      • Oh no problem at all – those spam folders seem to have a mind of their own that’s for sure haha but you’re very welcome! I’m glad I found your blog and I look forward to exploring more of your recipes and keeping in touch 🙂
        Take care, xo

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