1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, blend the first five ingredients:
flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the applesauce.
Beat the eggs separately. Add it to the banana mixture.
Blend it with the dry ingredients.
In this variation of our original banana bread recipe, we decided to add chocolate chips and pecans.
Fold in to the bread batter.
Prepare a large loaf pan by greasing with shortening or cooking spray. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting.