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CINNAMON CHIP BANANA BREAD
from Recipe Girl
1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
¼ cup melted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
handful of cinnamon baking chips (or any other kind of chips)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 5×8-inch loaf pan.
Mix bananas, butter, sugars, egg and vanilla in medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir just until flour is incorporated. Stir in a handful of desired flavor of chips.
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a few more chips on top of the batter. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out loaf onto rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf
*Sub 1/2 whole wheat flour if you’d like.
**Use any flavor chip that you wish, but the cinnamon chips are quite delicious!
from the book "A Hole Is To Dig"
by Ruth Krauss
pictures by Maurice Sendak
1952, Harper & Row