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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


This is one of my morning favorites, especially when I’m running late (always!) and have skipped breakfast (most mornings!) Lucky for me, Cloris always has something waiting in the break room. This banana bread is even better if you pop a slice in the microwave for 20 seconds or so to warm the bread and slightly melt the chocolate. – Anastasia

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread
(makes 2 loaves)

4 very ripe bananas
2/3-cup melted butter
2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans.

Mash the bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir in melted butter.

Mix in baking soda and salt, sugar, beaten eggs, vanilla, and flour in that order. Fold in chocolate chips an walnuts.

Divide batter between the two loaf pans. Bake 50 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Cool completely on wire rack. Remove from pans.

Hint: Serve one and freeze one for another time.


Angela Adams said...

I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks!!


Hope you like, Angela. It's especially good if you zap a slice in the microwave for a few minutes to warm it.