Mom’s Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs, slightly beaten
Juice of 1/2 orange (about 3 tablespoons)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), plus extra for greasing the pan, at room temperature
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Special equipment: 1 1/2-quart glass loaf pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Mix together the vanilla, eggs and orange juice in a measuring cup or small bowl. Cream the sugar and butter in a medium bowl until pale yellow and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the egg mixture and beat until creamy. Mix in the bananas until smooth. Pour the flour in 2 batches into the batter and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 1 hour, covering lightly with foil if the top gets too brown. Cool, remove from the pan and slice. Serve dusted with the confectioners’ sugar

8 servings
Prep & Cooking Time:
1 hour and 35 minutes
Skill Level: