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Best Banana Bread Ever!

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Food Blogger of "Not Just Baked", Fabiola Donnelly showed Tra' how to make her favorite banana bread...with dark chocolate chips!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

makes 1 loaf, about 8 slices

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour, Bob’s Red Mill
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, about 2 cups mashed
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, 60% cacao
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

Place oven rack in center of oven, preheat to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf baking pan with baking/cooking spray or butter.

Place flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, whisk to combine well. Place mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl using a large fork, whisk to combine well.

Add butter mixture to flour mixture, using a large spatula, very gently fold to combine. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, fold into batter using the spatula, very gently. Place batter into prepared baking pan. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour 5 minutes. Or until toothpick comes out of center clean.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan and allow to cool for 1 hour on a cooling rack. Slice and serve, or store in an airtight container for 3 days on counter. Ot store in a ziplock bag in freezer for up to 1 month. Remove bread and allow to thaw overnight on counter to enjoy in the morning.