Chocolate Banana Nut Bread is a great recipe to make at any time. It is really great to serve up during the holidays. This bread is very moist with great tasting flavors. It provides you a hint of chocolate that will make your mouth keep begging for more. This recipe is easy to follow and takes a little over an hour to make from start to finish. Before you get started on the recipe, you may want to go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350-degrees. This way, when you are finished whipping up your recipe, you can stick it in the oven right away without having to wait.
The recipe should only take you a few minutes to whip up and about an hour in the oven. This will allow you to make the recipe on the same day as your guest party, a holiday get together, or any other means.
The ingredients you will need for this recipe are the following: One cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of Canola oil, two cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, a pinch of salt, two bananas, two eggs beaten, one cup of chocolate chips, and one cup of walnuts.
To get started, you will need to cream together one cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of Canola oil in a large bowl. Once the mixture is creamy, you wil need to stir in two cups of flour. Once blended, you will need to add in one teaspoon of baking soda and just a pinch of salt. After the baking soda and salt has been added, just set the large bowl to the side for a moment.
The next important step is the bananas. It is important that the bananas are really soft in order to mash up easier. Some individuals will wait until the bananas start to get black spots on the outside of the peel. This shows that the bananas are soft enough to mash up. You will need to place two bananas in a bowl and mash them up until they are nice and creamy. There should not be any lumps in the bananas when finished. An additional banana can be added upon your preference, but two bananas is all you really need for this recipe.
You will need to have two eggs beaten ready now. Once the eggs are beaten, you will just add them to your bananas and stir. Next, you will add the banana and egg mixture to the flour mixture in the large bowl that we set to the side. You will need to stir up the mixture until it is nice and evenly mixed. After you have your mixture done, it is time to add in the chocolate and walnuts. You will need one cup of chocolate chips and one cup of walnuts to mix into the bread mixture we have just created.
Now, you will need to grease your loaf pan. Just coat the pan evenly with non-stick cooking spray. Add your batter to the pan and spread everything out nice and evenly. The Chocolate Banana Nut Bread will need to be placed in the oven at 350-degrees for about an hour. You will need to check on the bread to ensure it is done. The top of the bread should be nice and golden when it is down. You will also need to check the bread with a toothpick to ensure that the middle is cooked through all the way. You can tell if it is cooked through when nothing comes out of the bread on the toothpick. This shows that there is no more raw batter in the middle of the bread trying to cook.
After your bread has been finished, you will need to take it out of the oven and let it cool for several minutes. After it has cooled, you can remove it from the pan and start to slice it. Some may take it out of the pan as soon as it gets out of the oven to allow it to cool faster. This recipe is perfect for anytime of the year. It is enjoyed by those of all ages. This recipe can be made with or without the chocolate chips based on what you prefer.