Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Bread

Hey, friends!

I thought I'd share with you a delicious banana bread recipe.

So delicious, in fact, that I make and sell three loaves every single week.
Like, for the last year+ I've been doing that!

What I'm saying is, it's WAY yummy, okay?

So, just in time for your holiday baking, here ya go!

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Bread


1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole-grain flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup mini-chocolate chips
(The MINI ones work absolutely best!)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with butter (REAL BUTTER!).

In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, coconut oil, and sugar.
Add in eggs and vanilla, mix well.

In separate bowl, mix flours, baking soda, and salt.

Add flour mixture to egg & butter mixture, mix well.

Mix in sour cream and bananas,
beating just long enough so that bananas are mashed & mixed in.
Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour into pan.  Add chopped walnuts on top, gently press into batter.

Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for about five minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on cooling rack.

I really think it's best after the second day!
In fact, I always make mine in advance & freeze.
It magically does something delicious to it.

Here's another handy hint:

I put parchment paper in the bottom of the pan (along with greasing it),
and it makes it super easy to pull the bread out.

Make some banana bread to give away as gifts!

Make a gift basket with some of the ingredients & equipment!

Here are some links for ya:

This is the pan I use (9").
I love it!
In fact I have eight of them!
I probably already told you that.

Really good vanilla is a must!
And would make a GREAT GIFT!
Can you believe it?
I am fresh out of my homemade vanilla.
This one's a good substitute!

I LOVE unbleached parchment paper soooo much!

I hope that gives you some inspiration and ideas!


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Carol said...

Lori, We are fundraising for our adoption of two siblings from Eastern Europe. I have been baking cakes and pies to sell, but no breads so far. May I ask how much you charge for this bread when you sell loaves?

Wendy said...

Hey Lori,

Can you tell me what kind of vanilla you use? I wish I could make my own and someday I might try but for now it is coming from the store. I find that Watkins smells so much different than Durkee. My husband says his grandmother only used Watkins. What do you use?

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