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Best Mom in the World Banana Bread


I’m a lucky mom! My girls and I spend a lot of time laughing together! At 14 and 23, I think they may be laughing AT me more than with me…….but I don’t care, I just love hearing their laughter and our togetherness. They grow up so fast! Many days I wish I could just hit rewind and pause, keep them little, back to a time when they thought their mom was “all that” ! HA!!

Nothing says love in your belly like a favorite recipe. And this recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread has earned me the title of Best Mom in the World for several years now.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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I love that my youngest enjoys getting in the kitchen with me some times. And even more so if it’s to make something she loves and has been begging me to make. You see, my family would love if I made this banana bread every week!

As you see, she’s messy like her mom when she bakes (yes…TidyMom is a messy baker!)

The Best Banana Bread

I try and not hover, I let her do most of the work…….with her chipped green nail polish and all.

The Best Banana Bread

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Today I want to urge you to spend time in the kitchen with your children, no matter what their age. I know you’re tired, I know it’s quicker to do it yourself, I know you work long days (many with out paycheck), but these are the days.  They wont last for ever.  They make messes, forget to do things, distract you, change your radio stations, can text a whole conversation faster than you can dial a phone number and talk to you nonstop…….but before you know it,  the house will go silent.  Take a breath, close your eyes, and enjoy the moment, the memories and the laughter!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Summary: The cinnamon and chocolate chips are the surprise flavors in this family favorite banana quick bread!


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • walnuts if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Mix in milk, bananas and vanilla.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients. *do not over mix the batter. You don’t want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will give you tough, rubbery bread
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 mins for regular loaf pan, or 30 mins for mini loaves

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. 65

    Quick question – how many mini loaves does one batch make?

  2. 67

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe.,It came out great.I divided it into 4 mini loaf tins & baked for 35 minutes. I have 2 teen daughters & what you said is so true.Thank you for reminding me to appreciate what I have before I am an empty nester. : )


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