1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (optional but suggested)
sugar in the raw for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350
Grease 3 9″ loaf pans
Melt the butter and cool
In a medium bowl mix together the butter and sugars.
Add the banana and stir in the eggs, one at a time.
In a separate, large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
If adding the chocolate chips add them now to the flour mixture. Stir to coat.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir to combine. Do not overmix.
Add the batter evenly to the three pans. (I weigh them so that they are evenly distributed for better baking)
If desired, sprinkle some sugar in the raw over the top of the batter
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 45 – 60 minutes. (I realize that is a huge margin. Look at 45 minutes. If the bread is not ready just check again every five minutes. If a tester comes out clean it is done. )
Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes then remove from the pans to cool completely.
These loaves do freeze beautifully. Just wrap in wax or parchment paper, then foil or a plastic bag. Let thaw completely before serving.