Good Eating Monday: Bread Machine Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

In summer I prefer to not bake in the oven, but I have a bread machine and decided to try out some Pinterest sweet quick bread recipes for bread machines!
The bread machine does all the work, baking up a cute little Banana Chocolate Chip loaf!
It is helpful, while the machine is first beginning to mix the ingredients, to open the lid and, with a rubber spatula, scrape the edges down.
You need a Bread Machine model with a "Quick" setting on your machine and "Light" crust.
 And it's helpful if it also has a "Bake" setting in case your bread takes a little extra bake time. 
(I have a new Black & Decker model that does.)
Your bread should come out looking like banana bread, as in the photo.
 Do make sure your bread machine has a setting to make quick breads. Some older machines don't.
The recipe book that came with it will include a banana bread and cake recipes if it has those settings.
(photo is my own bread)

Bread Machine Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
2 large eggs, beaten
1/8 cup milk
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
2 cups bread flour
 (or all-purpose flour; either is fine.)
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Remove the bread pan from the bread machine:
1)  Pour beaten eggs, milk, melted butter and mashed banana into bread pan and set aside.

2)   In a medium bowl: combine all the dry ingredients plus nuts and chocolate chips. Mix together, then add to bread pan.
 Insert in bread pan machine.

3)  Press "Quick" or "Quick Bread" setting on your bread machine and "Light Crust."   

4)  When bread machines signals it's done, check bread with a skewer or knife inserted in middle to see if comes out clean. You can use the  "Bake" setting for additional minutes, if needed.
(Mine cooked perfectly in the Quick Bread cycle!)

5)  Remove bread pan and let sit on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then dump out bread to finish cooling on rack.
(The paddle using comes out inside the loaf. I cut my loaf in half just to one side of paddle, then popped the paddle out.)
Slice when cool and enjoy!

The loaf fit easily inside a gallon plastic zipper storage bag.
I served the slices cut in half. The Army kids Hubby took them too devoured them.
This recipe could be baked in a standard oven as well. Just use times and temperatures recommended for Banana bread from a cookbook.


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