Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe is brought to us by our dear friend Amy Mates Mencow. It is a crowd pleaser and can be made dairy or pareve!  Very quick and easy if you use an electric mixer.

1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
3-4 mushy bananas (if frozen, defrost on the counter in a bowl beforehand)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract – the secret ingredient!!
1-2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray (can be any shape or size you want – I usually do a 9×12.)

Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the eggs. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking soda and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well. Add the bananas and extracts. Add the chocolate chips and mix gently. Pour into the greased pan and bake uncovered for 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted to the middle comes out mostly dry. Enjoy!!  Thank you Mates-Mencow family!!!