Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Baking this bread is a good way to use fruit that has been languishing on the counter during the week. The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more delicious the bread will be.


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Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 6 oz pkg.
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

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Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Line bottom and long sides of pan with parchment paper. Butter the top of the parchment. Dust pan with flour, tapping out excess. Using a fork, mash bananas in a bowl. You should have about 1 cup. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a third bowl, using handheld mixer on high speed, beat together butter and sugar til light in color an texture, about 3 minutes. Gradually beat in eggs and then the mashed bananas. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with the sour cream in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture and stopping to scrape down bowl as needed. Beat til smooth. Fold in chocolate chips and half of the walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top. Bake til toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer to wire rack and let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto rack and remove paper. Invert again and let cool completely. Cut into slices and serve warm or at room temperature.
Photo and recipe courtesy Breakfast Comforts

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads