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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Little Observationist
Watching trees lash around in the wind, leaves fluttering to the ground and rain pattering against the window pane, I decided it was time for some baking. Summer is no longer. I dug through my blue recipe box for some inspiration and came across a well-loved card on which my mom had handwritten a recipe for chocolate chip banana bread. Do you still write recipe cards or do you have a recipe board on Pinterest? We happened to have the ingredients I needed on hand: Ingredients for one loaf: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 3 ripe bananas, sliced thin 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips So I set to work, preheating the oven to 176 C / 350 F and greasing a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. The first step is to mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Next, combine the cream cheese and butter. This is meant to be done in an electric mixer, and will be easier if you have one. I don’t, so I just mix them well by hand. …