Monthly Archives December 2014

Making Banana Aronia Berry Bread (+ chocolate chips) for Christmas Gifts

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My husband’s father has an aronia berry farm, and in late summer, we like to pick berries to stock up for the winter.  These berries are very high in antioxidants, so we add them to several foods including smoothies and  banana bread.  Making the bread at Christmas time has become a family tradition for us .

Here’s our recipe (it’s not a family secret!):

Banana Aronia Berry Bread  with Chocolate Chips


1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of aronia berries

2 eggs (lightly beaten)

3 bananas (mashed)

3/4 cup of chocolate chips (we typically use dark chocolate chips)


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour loaf pans (we use small loaf pans – 8 or 12 per tray).

In a large bowl, whisk to...

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