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You don’t have to be a pro to cook like one. You just have to add a little touch that others wouldn’t think of. I love keeping my Indiana family roots in my cooking, but I always add a little something extra that makes my cooking go from grandma’s cooking to pro-style cooking.
This recipe is one of those examples. I could serve banana bread slathered in butter the way I was served when I was growing up. OR? I could make my mimi’s homemade banana bread, add mini chocolate chips in the batter. I add homemade chocolate sauce and some vanilla bean ice cream over the top. Serve the bread toasted so it’s warm, causing the ice cream to melt slightly, drizzle it with the chocolate sauce and bam. You’re a “PRO”.
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Now on to the deliciousness!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread a la Mode
3 cups sugar
1 cup corn oil
2-1/2 cups ripe mashed bananas
3-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
In a large mixer bowl beat sugar, oil, eggs and bananas.
In a separate bowl stir together flour, soda and salt.
Slowly add flour mixture into banana mixture.
Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Grease and flour two 9×5 loaf pans.
Pour batter into the pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes. Begin checking with a cake tester at 60 minutes. When it comes out clean bread is done.
Top with ice cream and chocolate sauce. PRO dessert. Enjoy.
PRO Tip: You can slice the bread, wrap each piece individually and freeze it. When you are having company, thaw it out and then place it on a cookie sheet and toast it lightly in the oven.
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Disclosure:This recipe post is sponsored by Kenmore and compensation has been provided by them. As always, the opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.