During a homestay with Sue Hutter at Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2009, Australian pro triathlete Kate Major was treated to this banana bread, now one of Kate’s favorites. She says it’s “a simple recipe that anyone can make” and that it’s “oh so good.” You can leave the chocolate chips out if you like, or you can add walnuts or raisins for some variety.
1/2 cup chocolate chips (Kate’s favorite brand is the Trader Joe’s organic)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar (you can add more, but Kate modified it)
2 large eggs (or a 1/2 cup egg whites)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together well. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Let it cool before serving.