September 17, 2012

An Amazing Banana Loaf Recipe

I am quite sure I have posted about this recipe before but hey, that's just how much I love it.

I love bananas, in case you didn't notice in my banana post, and banana cake/loaf is delish. Add to that chocolate and walnuts and I'm one happy fat bunny!

I found this recipe in A cup of Jo. She does have some nice recipes and I have now tried a few with varying degrees of success. This one is a winner.

In her original recipe she also adsd bourbon - yum yum! - but I didn't have it in the house so I made it without it. And it is still completely delicious.


2 cups of flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
50g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
170g semisweet chocolate chunks
And if you want the bourbon add 3 tablespoons of bourbon

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (170C) Butter a loaf tin and line it if parchment if you want!

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute between each addition. Stop the mixer, scrape down sides of the bowl, and add bananas, lemon juice (and bourbon). Beat until well incorporated.

Turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture all at once. Beat until almost incorporated. Stop the mixer and remove the bowl. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips and incorporate the last of the ingredients with a spatula.

Batter will be thick. Spoon the mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow loaf to cool in the tin for 20 minutes before putting it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Yeah...ahem...we totally couldn't wait that the first slice was falling apart! 

Enjoy this wonderful loaf with a fresh cup of brazilian coffee. Heaven.


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