We’ve finally had the nicest bit of weather that I can remember since before Christmas! It’s been sunny and warm, and I was finally able to go outside with a lighter jacket than normal! I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally go outside with a different jacket. And actually on Sunday, I was able to go out with just a sweatshirt. It was beautiful. It was also an amazing day since I got to spend just about the entire day with my mom! It’s been a while since we’ve been able to get together, and it was a super fun day.
Anyways, I had some homemade applesauce sitting in my fridge and some bananas that needed to be either used or frozen, so of course I had to make some banana bread. It’s a bit difficult adding in applesauce since you have to take something out. I made this at least three times before finding the right balance. The first couple of times it came out heavy and waaaay too moist. We kept trying to put in the oven for longer and longer, and it just never felt cooked. It turns out that I needed to add half applesauce and half oil. This was the key to getting the right consistency.
This bread also has half the amount of sugar that I’ve added to previous banana breads. The first bite does not hit you with sweetness, but it grows on you and I feel that the chips give it a nice balance. I really like eating this as a snack between meals. I would stick to only 1/2 cup of chips as 1 cup is just over kill. If you add that many, it basically become just chocolate with a side of bananas. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!