Friday, August 27, 2010

Incredibly moist chocolate banana nut bread

This is a great back to school recipe as it makes about 3 mid sized loaves and I serve this continuously throughout the day.  It's a great out the door breakfast or I'm Home from School snack and my husband will steal a piece late in the evening too!

I always freeze that banana's that are too ripe to eat.   Don't let the dark brown skin fool you - squish them out of the skins once thawed and you'll have the best banana's for this bread!

Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients:
  • 7 over ripe or previously frozen banana's, thawed
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1 C walnuts, chopped
Directions:   Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil 3 medium sized loaf pans, set aside.  In one bowl, thaw out your banana's if using frozen and beat until mashed, set aside.   In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.   Add eggs, one at a time and continue to mix for a few more minutes.   Add vanilla and apple cider vinegar.   Slowly add your flour, soda, baking powder and salt until incorporated.  It will be thick at this time.   Add the buttermilk and you can adjust at this point using less or more depending on the batter thickness.   Toss in your chocolate chips and nuts and stir to mix.  You can use pecans if you'd like...  pour batter into the 3 pans and bake about 50 minutes or until done.   I recommend about 30 minutes of cooling, by my husband swears that eating this when it's super warm is the best!!!

6 comments:

savy cook said...

Love it!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Ohhhh, that looks so good! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Becky said...

I make banana bread, but never had made it with chocolate. Your looks wonderful, and very moist. I'll be making this one soon!

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Banana bread is a favorite with my kids. I have a number of banana recipes, and am thrilled to add one more!!

The Mom Chef said...

This is the kind of thing that I would let my bananas get soft for. I'll bet it would be excellent with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups chopped up in it (peanut butter and banana is a favorite in our house). Thanks for sharing.

PS: I've been voting every day (with several e-mail accounts).

Magic of Spice said...

Hi there, just popped over from visiting The Mom Chef...great recipe, I will check out some more :)