Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread

We spent Thanksgiving weekend at my sister's cottage in Orford, Québec. We had a nice view on the lake. It is so peaceful. In the summer her family spends hours on the lake fishing and canoeing. During the weekend she also invited my parents for two nights. We don't get the chance to see them often because we live three hours away from their hometown. Friday night I prepared a nice homemade pasta sauce and then we played cards all night.

We appreciate those moments and I am thankful that we have our parents in our lives. Family is so important to us and we will have lasting memories of time spent with them. My dad is 76 years old and he is as solid as a rock. He spent all weekend helping rake leaves and doing other stuff outside with my brother-in-law and my husband. He was telling us that he still bikes about 25 kms a day when he goes camping during the summer. I am so proud that my dad keeps himself in shape.

Whenever we meet we like to make meals together and talk food. I made my family a delicious lentil soup Saturday for lunch and my sister prepared a lamb stew on Sunday for dinner. There was no turkey on the table but out meal was still delicious. My favorite part of any meal is dessert. I am a baker and can spend hours in the kitchen baking. I baked this Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips. This is the perfect treat after spending a Fall day outside!

Banana Bread

2 ripe bananas, mashed
60 ml sugar
60 ml oil
60 ml corn syrup
2 eggs
375 ml all-purpose flour
10 ml baking powder
5 ml salt
2 ml baking soda
125 ml chocolate chips

1- Preheat oven to 350F.
2- In a medium bowl mix mashed bananas, sugar, oil, corn syrup and eggs with a fork.
3- In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients.
4- Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Mix well with a fork. Add chocolate chips and mix gently.
5- Divide into 2 Oven Safe Paper Loaf Pan (7,9 cm x 8,7 cm x 12,7 cm)
6- Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.