Chips on the Banana Boat



Move along, move along, nothing special here.

Everybody eats banana bread, because everybody saunters into the kitchen one day and finds some bananas looking pretty darn sorrowful and banana bread is the quick answer.

Yet, we get a wee bit tired of plain old banana bread. . . .sooo, we learn to doctor it up!

And this is a prescription for making your banana bread something akin to a dessert while at the same time still calling it a bread, thus making it A-okay for breakfast (if ya get my drift).

This recipe is  fairly simple and easy to throw together, so don’t throw away those overly ripe bananas no more!


  • 3 lg. ripe bananas
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 – 1 /2 c flour
  • 1/3 c melted butter
  • 2/3 – 1 c chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease a loaf pan generously.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl and stir in sugar and egg, mixing well. (I used a mixer)
  3. In a separate bowl, place the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Add to the wet ingredients.
  5. Add the butter.
  6. Add the chips and blend.
  7. Pour into the loaf pan and place in the oven for about 40-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes or so before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Serves: 14 slices or so.

NOTE: of course with any recipe like this, you can add anything else you wish such as raisins, dried fruits, nuts. I got this recipe from a site called Salu Salo, but truthfully, this recipe is all over with minor changes.  A dollop of whipped cream would make this a nice simple dessert, along with a few strawberries or raspberries perhaps.



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