Drives me crazy to throw away food. I just hate to see something go to waste. We have an issue with this in our house with bananas. We are all banana snobs. You know…we only will eat them when there are that perfect color…not green…not deep yellow…just right. So I needed to find a way to use up those sad way-ripe bananas…here is what I found. And they are a hit with the peanut in our house! She eats them after school and at breakfast….perfect with milk!

2 to 3 ripened bananas work just great….
 You’ll need a stick of butter….mmmmmm butter
 Cream the sugar and butter.
 Measure out your dry ingredients.
 Slice your banana down the center…mix in vanilla and bananas.
 Slowly add in your dry ingredients. Then fold in your chocolate chips.
 Looks like cookie dough….just a little stickier.
Bake them on a silpat or on parchment.
These spread when they bake so plan for that.
Yummo :)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas (about 3)
  • 1 teaspoon vanillaextract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I didn’t add these)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray. (I just used Silpat)
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Beat in mashed bananas and vanilla until well combined. Gradually blend in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until light golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. this looks so amazing! I will be trying to make this ;)

  2. Charlotte @ Cowgirl Clippings

    Those look nice and moist and yummy.

  3. I must try this.

  4. Will definitely be trying these!! Thanks!

  5. wow, I'll do it :) thank you so much

  6. I'm excited to try these. I've been looking for just the right banana and chocolate bread recipe!

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