Friday, April 22, 2011

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

This recipe is a little different from your normal banana bread, but it was super tasty! I got it from the epicurious recipe application on my phone. I just wanted to try something a little different and this did not disapoint!

What you need:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas

2 tbs. fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x2 1/2 inch pan. Whisk first four ingreadients in medium bowl to blend. Combine chocolate chips and walnuts in a small bowl; add 1 tbs. flour mixture and toss to coat.

Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in mashed bananas, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture. Spoon 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of nut mixture. Spoon 1/3 of batter over. Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture. Cover with remaining batter. Run knife through batter in a zigzag pattern.

Bake bread until tester inserted in center comes out clean. About 1 hour and 5 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool.

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