Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Sorry I missed yesterday…. I usually plan ahead better than that but our weekend was very busy, I was still recuperating and I had my out of town Dr’s appointment yesterday… so not a whole lot has been accomplished this week! I did manage to make this bread on Monday thought for lunches and thought I would share the recipe with everyone!

Banana bread is a HUGE favourite in this household… especially with Dillon. I swear he had some kind of banana bread radar lol! He could be anywhere in the house and once he catches a whiff of it baking he is sitting there waiting… offering to take one of the loaves (because we can’t just make one here lol) off my hands…. a WHOLE loaf lol!

Sandie

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Has anyone else been having issues getting into Editor to write your posts?  Yesterday I couldn’t get into it at all… today I can only get in to write/edit posts through Chrome for some reason…. and I never use Chrome.

It meant I had to go “post-less” yesterday!!!

Below is what I was supposed to post yesterday!

Here is another gluten free recipe I tried. I have to say that this banana bread smells even better baking than my regular recipe does for some reason lol? This time I added raisins to the banana bread but you can skip that or add nuts or chocolate chips or whatever else you like in your banana bread.

It was thoroughly enjoyed by the recipient and something I will keep making but it might be a good idea to slice it and freeze it in individual slices. A whole loaf of banana bread would be difficult for one person to eat on their own!

Somehow I completely forgot to take pictures of the banana bread after it came out of the oven.. too many things on the go I think but it is delicious regardless of pictures.

Sandie

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Maple Walnut Banana Bread

Today,  instead of making my regular banana bread, I decided to mix it up lol.

Instead of white sugar, I used brown and I added an extra egg and some maple syrup! 

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Sandie 


These are the ingredients I started with. 

I started out by squishing the bananas in the bowl of my stand mixer.  Really squished them into baby food lol… I mean puree!

Then I added the brown sugar and melted butter.  Mixing well.

Next I added the eggs and then the maple syrup. 

Once that was combined I added the flour,  baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Mix that until just combined then fold in the walnuts. 

Now I poured it into my prepared loaf pans and baked it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. 

45 minutes later, and voila, Maple Walnut Banana Bread!  I can’t wait for it to cool so I can eat some before Chris and Dillon eat it all!


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 – 50 minutes
Serving: 2 loaves

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 1/2 cups  flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter/margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup  maple syrup
  • 2 cups pureed ripe bananas, about 4 large bananas
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 2 loaf pans.

2.  In bowl of stand mixer, add bananas and mix until pureed, add butter and brown sugar, mix well.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Add maple syrup.  Mix well.
5. Add flour,  baking powder, baking soda and salt into banana mixture,  beating just until smooth.
6.  Pour  into prepared pans.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for  45-50 minutes. 8. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

9. Store covered in plastic wrap at room temperature or freeze (for up to three months)

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Best Ever Banana Bread 

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In our home I can make this recipe (which makes 2 loaves !!!) one day and I swear it is gone in less than two days!  My family has always loved banana bread and I think what does it for this one is the buttermilk.

This recipe is delicious and very easy to make.  One tip though… that I learned the hard way… if your bananas are still a bit solid, mash them with a fork a bit before you attempt to do it with your stand or hand mixer, unless you would like pieces of banana literally all over your kitchen! Freezes great!

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