Monday, December 8, 2014

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Happy Monday!  Chocolate is a must to cure the Monday blues.  Combine it with some yummy baked goodness...even better.  Has anyone out there never tried the deliciousness that is banana bread? I think not!  This classic bread is pretty much a staple in our household.


I've made several recipes throughout the years.  Through tweaking and testing all different methods, this is my favorite way to make it.  I make it so often, I don't even read the recipe.  Too bad the one we just had ran out, because now I am craving it as I type.

                    

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1½ - 2 cups mashed banana (about 4 large)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8½- by 4½-inch loaf pan by greasing it or lining it with parchment paper (allowing an overhang on sides).

2.  Beat egg, mashed banana and melted butter in a large bowl until thoroughly blended. Stir in milk.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir until just moistened. Gently stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

4. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.



Do you add anything to your banana bread or are you a purist?

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