I have recently read about all the health benefits of bananas from vitamins to fiber and beyond.

Serving banana bread as a snack is a great way of sneaking something healthy into your kids’ diet. My kids always get excited when I make banana bread. Their favorite banana bread (and mine) is when we add chocolate chips. You could also experiment with adding raisins or nuts.

Banana bread is a great way to use up ripe bananas and get health benefits too!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 or 4 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Instructions
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 2 loaf pans with shortening.
  3. Gently squeeze the banana peel with the banana still in it until the banana softens.
  4. Mix sugar and margarine in large bowl. Stir in eggs. Add bananas, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour batter into pans.
  6. Bake for 1 hour. If a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, they are done.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes. Loosen the bread from the pan. Remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!!!