I overbought food the other day. Saw the bananas, had to buy them, and then, like clockwork, forgot to eat them. Which means they turned that sickly shade of brown that makes me want to just huck them into the trashcan.
Be that as it may, I made a promise to myself not to waste food. Find a solution, and find it fast. That’s my new motto. So I did what any good baker would do, I threw them into donuts… or banana bread… or donuts. I’m really not sure what the ended up being. Well, besides delicious. And I didn’t want to wait an hour to eat them, so I popped the mix into my donut pan and made up a batch of these chocolate chip banana bread donuts… or whatever.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
2 ripe bananas, smashed
2 & 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
Handful of chocolate chips (a 1/4 cup seemed too much)
Preheat oven to 350. In bowl, mix mashed bananas and butter. In a seperate bowl, mix sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add baking soda and salt and mix. Add flour and mix. Add chocolate chips and fold into batter.
Fill donut pan ring about 2/3 full without covering the center peg. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in baking pan for 5 minutes. Remove and enjoy.
Makes six donuts.