Milk Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
2 eggs (large or extra-large), beaten
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3 LARGE, very ripe bananas; mashed
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips (Ghirardelli's are delicious) or toasted chopped walnuts or both!
Adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your loaf pan and dust it with flour. Tap out the excess flour.
Melt the butter in a large glass mixing bowl. Microwave works great. Set aside to cool. In the meantime, whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together in a separate mixing bowl. Set aside
Add the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs and vanilla to the melted butter bowl. Mix well. Next add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips to the bowl and fold until just combined. Don't over mix. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes. If a toothpick comes out clean then it's done. If not then bake for a few more minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack.
Calphalon Classic Bakeware 5-by-10-Inch Rectangular Nonstick Large Loaf Pan