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Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Banana Bread

  • Author: Pasta Ragazza
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Sweets

Description

Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Banana Bread tastes like a warm hug feels. The melted chocolate chips and mashed banana make for a moist, sweet bread, while the chopped walnuts add just the right amount of texture and nuttiness. When life gives you brown bananas, make banana bread!


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Ingredients

Banana Bread
  • 2 over-ripened bananas
  • 1 ripened banana, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

Heat the oven at 350°F.
First, in a large mixing bowl, mash the over-ripened bananas.  Then, using a spatula, fold in the melted butter, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon.  Add in the egg and mix until homogeneous.
In separate mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well-mixed.  Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just mixed.  Then, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
In a small mixing bowl, mix 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar, and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar until well-mixed.  Set aside.
After, pour batter into a greased baking pan and smooth with a spatula.  Press the sliced bananas flat side up into the batter.  Dust the top of the batter and bananas with the cinnamon sugar.
Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes.  Using a butter knife, cut around the perimeter of the loaf to separate the bread from the pan.  Turn the pan upside down onto a plate.  Turn the loaf right-side up and slice.

Keywords: banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, walnuts, banana, brunch, dessert