Sunday, January 31, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake/Bars

If you've been a regular follower of the blog, you might think that Meg and I are part-monkey. We seem to always have bananas, and routinely, we have bananas that are past their prime.

A few months ago, I had a surplus of bananas and a desire to bake, so I hunted down some recipes on (FYI, I love the feature where you can input desired ingredients and the site generates recipes with those specifications!)

This "cake" was easily transitioned in to bars. It was moist and a great combination of fruit flavor and sweet chocolate chips.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, egg, melted butter and milk.

4. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until blended. Be careful not to over mix.

5. Stir in chocolate chips.

6. Pour batter into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. (It will have some melted chocolate, but no crumbs.)



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