Banana Bread with Chocolate
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups unbleached flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, or chocolate bar broken up into shards
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, about 3 bananas
1/4 cup well-stirred whole milk plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard loaf pan (9x5 in) with cooking spray.
2 Melt butter in the microwave. Set aside.
3 In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the chocolate and whisk well to combine.
4 In a separate bowl, lightly beat the the eggs. Add the mashed banana, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir to mix well.
5 Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir gently. Do not overmix, but there should be no unincorporated flour.
6 Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
7 Bake 50 minutes to an hour until the loaf is a deep shade of golden brown. Cool the loaf for 5 minutes. Let it cool completely before slicing.
Note: Molly says this bread freezes very well, wrap it in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil.