Banana + chocolate chip= bread/ banana chocolate chip muffins

I have baked banana bread for many times using my aunt’s recipe but never had the chance to post it here.  So to have a banana bread entry on my blog I decided to try this banana chocolate chip bread recipe from  another recipe from my trusted chef Aileen Anastacio :)Husband said that it is delicious and so moist! Perfect for his cup of hot coffee.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup corn oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to mix.

  In another bowl, combine sugar and corn oil. Add eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mashed bananas.

  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Stir until combined. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Pour mixture into the loaf pan.

  Bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Remove bread from the oven then allow to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool for another 15 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

Sugar tip Use the darkest brown sugar you can find in the market. The darker the sugar, the richer the color of the banana bread.

Turon ( Banana Spring Rolls)

I’m craving of turon, another Filipino snack. I love it especially when it has lots of jackfruit. My husband loves it very much! .I’ve found the perfect recipe for this from BUSOG! SARAP!. Coating the bananas and jackfruit with generous brown sugar will give you that delicious toffee glaze outside the turons.


12 pieces of spring roll pastry

6 saba bananas

6 pieces of jackfruit, sliced into strips

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups cooking oil

1.  Peel fresh saba bananas and cut each banana into 3 slices.

2.  To make the corn flour paste, mix 1 tspn of corn flour into 2 tbspn water.  Microwave for 5-10 seconds and stir well once you take it out.

3.  Coat the slices of bananas and strips of jackfruit with brown sugar.

4.  In a large plate, layout  the spring roll wrapper with one of the corners facing you.

5.  Place 2 slices of saba bananas and about 4-5 slices of jackfruit in the middle of the wrapper.

6.  With the corner facing you, fold it over and tuck it in underneath the filling.

7.  Fold the sides and tightly roll the wrapper away from you.

Smear some of the corn flour paste on the expose corner and complete the roll.

Heat the cooking oil in a medium saucepan and deep fry the turons, lower heat if the turons are browning too quickly.  Cook till its golden brown.  Please drain in a large metal sieve as placing turons in absorbent kitchen paper towel will result in pieces of paper sticking to the glaze.  Serve immediately.