You all know how it is. You buy bananas to have for the family throughout the week but for whatever reason they aren’t gobbled up as quickly as you thought and suddenly they are brown and overripe. Time to toss them, right? Wrong! You can throw together some wonderful and delicious foods with those overripe bananas. Peel them and freeze them to use in a smoothie in the coming weeks. Slice them and eat them with ice cream or mash them and mix them into your morning oatmeal, you can even make pancakes with them! Or follow the Hungry Household example and make banana nut bread with them (or muffins)!
For today’s Banana Nut Bread I added chocolate chips because the boys love that added chocolate decadence. I prefer to use dark chocolate chips with 60% cocoa. For some crazy reason, both of my loaf pans have disappeared so I had to run down the street to the Dollar Store and grab two disposable loaf pans for today’s project. These loaf pans are smaller than my usual loaf pans so I divided the mixture between them both as I was afraid that the batter was too much for one of them. My boys sure didn’t care, they devoured them without a second thought.
Enjoy this loaf for breakfast with a cold glass of milk and some fruit on the side or let the kids enjoy it as an after school snack. Warm it for 5-8 seconds in the microwave and it will brighten any gloomy wintry day.