Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recipe Rave Review: Geena Banana Bread... plus chocolate chips!

I have a pretty serious obsession with my Geena (grandmother).  She is the most beautiful angel on the planet and knows how to make her grand-baby-girl oh so happy!  My earliest and best memories are saddled up at the kitchen counter with my Poppa as this stunning creature with white hair took our orders at, as I like to call it, the "Geena Cafe".

She has never made a batch of banana bread I didn't like... well, she did once put nuts in it, which was exactly what she did, NUTS! I like the bread moist and flavorful with a perfect balance of sweet banana flavor mixed throughout.  I stole her recipe in college and have adjusted it over the years to use ingredients that I want to put in my body (whole wheat, vegan and organic).  Once I realized the small changes did nothing to the amazingness I remembered from my childhood, I got wild one day and added chocolate chips... I died.  It. Was. So. Good.

So alas, I want to share my Gorgeous Geena's recipe in hopes you too enjoy it as much as my TH and I do!


  • 3-4 softened (and old) bananas
  • 1 cube butter (vegan)
  • 1 cup sugar (organic)
  • 2 eggs (organic)
  • 2 cups whole flour (whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Mix together the first four ingredients and 1 of the cups of flour.  Once mixed evenly, add the second cup of flour and soda.  Mix until even and add chocolate chips.

Mix again until smooth and place into a greased loaf pan or into muffin tins.  Bake for one hour at 350 (or until center is set) and enjoy!

Oh yeah, butter, chocolatey, bananey goodness!

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