Recipe - Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

There's nothing quite so homely than spending a dull and grey Sunday afternoon baking. I made a lovely little treat for us yesterday, a scrumptious chocolate and walnut banana bread.  Taking influence from a quick google search of recipes, I decided to do something with those brown bananas I had hanging around and whipped up this delicious loaf. Recipe below, happy baking! x

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Ingredients

  • 3 bananas (slightly squishy and brown are the best!)
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of creme fraiche
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan) and grease your loaf tin with some butter. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mush up two of your bananas, leaving some lumps. Slice up the remaining banana and leave to the side for the moment.
  • In another bowl, mix your sugar and butter together. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add in the creme fraiche, mashed bananas, baking soda and salt until blended nicely. Next incorporate the flour.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips,  walnuts and sliced bananas.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, then turn out your loaf, slice and enjoy! (preferably with a cuppa!)
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