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My Baking Adventures: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Baking Adventures: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!


Last week was my “off” week for the show (NAIT NewsWatch) so I had time to finally delve into what will now be called My Baking Adventures!!

I don’t really like regular banana bread all that much but I LOVE chocolate chip banana bread! In fact, the only thing I buy at Starbucks, if I ever buy anything at Starbucks, is their chocolate chip banana bread! (So good).

After a Google search for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipes, I ended up using this one (mostly for the fact that I had purchased Hershey’s ChipIts at the store so I figured it would work well lol): Hershey’s Chipits Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

I only had a few ingredient questions to tweet about (thank yous at the bottom of the post!) – primarily about whether a teeny bit of baking powder would REALLY make a difference. Apparently it does so I had to go to the corner store to pick some up. I did learn however that butter or margarine can replace shortening and also that applesauce can add to the moistness of the banana bread (but I forgot to add that, even though I had that in my fridge!)

Basically the banana bread turned … out … GREAT!!

It looked so good and it TASTED EVEN BETTER! I cut it up and bagged it and brought it to school the next day and everyone loved it. One girl in particular said it tasted like … “the chocolate chip banana bread from Starbucks” !!!!! That was the comment that made me happiest. ;)

Overall my first baking adventure was a big success!! :) Will blog future baking adventures. Do stay tuned :)

I would like to thank @FinishedbyFive, @alyricalsoul, @KEYLIMEclothing, @NikkideChamp, @renita_olson, @KatyPlesuk, @Jasmine09, @SaySandra, @mariam_di, and @kimharrold for comments and tips on Twitter during my baking adventure! :-)

Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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