Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pecan and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yesterday we had some rapidly browning bananas and so Sadie helped me make a special treat (although the anticipation of the treat being ready was almost too much for my little banana craving monkeys to bear:  "Isn't it ready yet!!!!").  I couldn't find the recipe I used to use, so I found one like it and then made my own modifications (as always!  I just can't follow a recipe to save my life!) to come up with something that I thought sounded good.  This is always a bit more risky with baking, but it turned out really well!  In fact, it turned out so well that I had to share it here!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt

2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup melted butter
4 ripe bananas
2 eggs

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, pecans and chocolate chips in one bowl.  Mash bananas in a separate bowl and then add whipping cream, butter, and eggs.  Gradually add flour mixture and stir until mixed.  Bake on 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean!


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  1. I have a recipe my neighbor gave me years ago for sour cream banana bread. I've nearly always altered it to make it into chocolate chip/walnut banana bread. When I was feeling very nutrition conscious I swapped out some of the flour for oatmeal (the proportion you'd use for oatmeal muffins) to make oatmeal/ chocolate chip/walnut/sour cream banana bread, but I always just called it chocolate chip banana bread. I even sometimes swapped out the sour cream for yogurt if I didn't happen to have sour cream. I love altering recipes...

  2. This looks SO good! I know my family would just love it. I am eyeballing some ripening bananas, so I may just have to try this tonight. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again! :-)


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