Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

My camera is still in the shop, so I thought I would share with you my almost famous banana bread recipe. Everyone seems to really enjoy my banana bread because it is so moist and chunky.  I will share with you my secret ingredient in just a moment. I had asked a question on facebook whether or not  people preferred nuts in their banana bread. I had an overwhelming response to add chocolate chips. I had not never heard of this, not did it sound enticing to me, however it really does take it to a whole new level. My secret ingredient is applesauce! When I make it with chocolate chips, I use buttermilk, but if you don’t like the chocolate chips, try applesauce. BANANA NUT CHOC CHIP BREADBanana Bread w/ chocolate chips – 2 large loaves or 4 mini 1 1/4 C Sugar 1 Stick Butter 2 Large Eggs 3-4 Medium Bananas- chopped 1/2 C Applesauce or buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 C Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt 1 C Chopped Walnuts (optional) Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pans. Mix sugar and butter together . Stir in eggs until blended. Add bananas, buttermilk  or applesauce and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and nuts until moistened. Pour into pans and sprinkle with raw sugar(optional) Bake approx. 1 hour for large loaves and 45 for minis