Aug 28, 2011

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread



I love the American classic banana bread because you can simply do so much with it, and it’s always great. I use Nestle Menier chocolate for my baking and I easily make chunks by using a small kitchen knife. Toasting the almonds brings out their flavor so be sure not to skip that.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
5 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup yogurt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup chopped almonds (toasted)
1/4 cup chocolate chunks

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease bottom and sides of one 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in center of flour, set aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl add eggs, bananas, yogurt, sugar and butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in almonds. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chunks of the top of batter.

3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to completely cool before serving.

Yields: 1 loaf

7 fabulous comments:

From Yeast to Zest said...

I LOVE the brightness of this picture, it's perfect and the recipe sounds delicious.

Noor said...

Thanks so much yea it seems pictures like this are hard to come by in my cave lol seeing how its usually dark when I cook.

Laylah said...

ahhh this looks and sounds absolutely divine! I'm a huge fan of banana cakes.p.s where do you get that nestle chocolate from? Ive been having trouble finding good chocolates for baking in Riyadh.

OLGUIS said...

I love banana bread and your recipe looks great.
Regards
olga.

kershaw knives said...

Yum, banama bread is one of my favorites. I put in almond nuts at times. I suggest a seredered kitchen knife to cut the perfect loafs.

gerber knives said...

That just looks so delicious. Banana and chocolates are just a perfect combination for me.

Noor said...

Thanks so much and I agree those two are great together.