Preheat oven to 325 degrees
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp
(or microwave for 11 seconds in non-metallic wrapper)
2 Large Eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed w/ a fork
1 Tbsp. Milk (vanilla soymilk works too)
¼ tsp. vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. each: baking powder, salt, baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips, semi-sweet w/ 1 tsp. flour sprinkled on them
(to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter as it cooks)
Cream the butter and sugar til light n fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well after add each. Add milk & vanilla, mix. Lightly blend in the mashed bananas.
In another bowl, mix together the lightly layered flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Add in ½ the flour mixture, blend, stir in the other ½ to just mixed in. Add the chocolate and stir to combine.
Prep a Loaf pan w/butter and lightly floured. Pour batter into prepped pan. Bake 60-75 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, for 15-20 minutes, then if you wish you can invert pan to remove and finish cooling on a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.
If wish bake w/ streusel topping of:
1 Tbsp. butter, 1 c. granola, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, and 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips – mix in a mini food processor til fine and slightly moist. Sprinkle all over the top.