Banana Bread is tricky. It's not hard to mix up but baking always seems to go badly for me. Either I end up with a severely underdone loaf, or the loaf is practically burned on the outside. Instead of making banana bread, I now make muffins, which eliminates all the baking problems. These are so easy that even my 2-year old helped me.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
3 medium mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 F. Spray muffin cups or place liners in muffin cups. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat well until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beat well. Add bananas, milk, and vanilla; blend well.
In a small bowl, combine flour, chocolate chips, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add to banana mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into muffin cups.
Bake muffins for 20 minutes at 350 F until golden brown. Yields approximately 18 muffins