In case you're wondering, the 'i' in 'Viola' is a long vowel sound - not like the instrument. Say it with me: "Vie-OH-lah." Yes, that's it. Aunt Viola was my great great aunt, my great-grandmother's sister. This recipe has made its way to my hands via my most excellent cousin Becky. She knows me well (for proof, look closely at what's in parenthesis beside the chocolate chips in the ingredient list). Cousin Becky, you're a winner.
Aunt Viola's Heirloom Banana Bread
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1 tsp. baking soda
4 mashed bananas, frozen then thawed (this is extremely important. Don't you dare use fresh bananas)
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. nuts (optional)
1/2 c. chocolate chips (not optional)
Mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 about 1 hour or until cooked through.
What's been keeping us busy, you ask? Besides, of course, making and eating banana bread, naturally.
Just a few little things. But there's always time for family, and Aunt Viola's banana bread. Naturally.