Thursday, January 28, 2010

Banana Nut Chip Bread

A new twist on an old favorite!   I had several ripe bananas that I needed to use and went in search of a different banana bread recipe and found this one by Ray Lux over at All Recipes

  • 4-5 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Quick-Cook Oats
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts 
  • Non-stick coating spray
Makes 2 loaves
Bake time:  50-55 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  2 loaf pans are needed - recommended size is 8x4 inch each.   

Puree Bananas in food processor.  If you don't have a food processor, you could just mash the bananas.

Add the eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla and sugar to the bananas and mix throughly.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg

Add banana mixture to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Add in the chocolate chips and the nuts

Spray both pans with non-stick coating

Pour batter in the pans.  Since I used disposable pans, I put them on a cookie sheet before putting them in the oven.
Bake 50-55 minutes - until you can put a toothpick or fork in the center and it comes out clean.  Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then serve. 

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  1. Looks delish, Kathryn! The only time I ever make banana bread is when I have overly ripe bananas in the house. LOL

    My DD adds the chips to her recipe, like yours. I think she said she uses the mini size so they will melt better. The kids love it that way.

    My Mom used to put a butter/brown sugar topping on one loaf & leave the other plain, trying to please everyone's requests.

    I may have to just go buy bananas & LET them over ripen on purpose, so I can try your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Very nice. I love how you were very generous with the chocolate chips. A slice would be perfect with a cup of coffee.

    Thanks for participating in the Saturday Blog Showcase.

  3. Yum, there is no better combination than bananas and chocolate. Love the step by step pics!