Happy Valentine’s Day Week ya’ll…yes that is right…let’s celebrate LOVE all week long!
Is there any better way to start out than warm, sweet banana bread? I find myself focusing on meal solutions with the recipes vs. treating the family to a little sweetness once in a while. Well that all stops now because this week we are treatin’ out.
This slightly dense, yet moist banana bread will satisfy the tastebuds for breakfast, lunch or a dessert. Have a little room temperature butter at the ready and top it off just like grandma does.
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 stick butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, ripe
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan – set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon – set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add in eggs, bananas and vanilla, beating until smooth.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in 3 parts, mixing until smooth after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour batter into your greased loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.