Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread and a resolution checklist

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Yesterday my daughter read out a joke on Neil Armstrong from the internet…. ‘Neil Armstrong was the first human being on the moon.Neil A spelt backwards is Alien. So did we send Neil Armstrong to the moon or back to the moon’  🙂   That reminds me,most of us have made our resolutions for 2016 by now. So if by chance your list features any one of the following then this Banana Walnut Chocolate bread is for you:

  • planning a trip to the moon/mars
  • world domination
  • break a world record
  • try para gliding or bungee jumping
  • compete with the super intelligent ‘human machine’
  • beat Bill gates or Carlos Slim to top the world’s richest list
  • include healthy foods in your diet

Bananas and walnuts are both super foods. While bananas make us smarter,pack an energy punch,cure depression, build strong bones,improve mood, relieve stress and enhance happiness levels, Walnuts promote brain health, improve memory,heart health, strengthen hair,manage weight and diabetes. And chocolate is chocolate. Besides giving us a flawless skin and stimulating our’happy hormone’, chocolate  boosts concentration, strengthens our intellectual and mental abilities.Brown sugar is known to improve blood circulation,relieve colds, ease menstrual cramps and hydrate the skin. But like everything else,moderation is the key.

So… this lovely loaf of bread has all these wonder elements plus tastes amazingly delicious.Brown sugar and bananas keep the cake moist, while the toasted walnuts add the crunch to the bite. Enjoy a warm slice of this bread with a cup of green tea and start 2016 on a deliciously healthy note.

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Banana Walnut and Chocolate bread

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 75-90mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 &1/4 cups brown sugar(1& 1/2 if you want it sweeter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 over ripe bananas mashed
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 350ºF.
  2. Line a 9″× 5″ loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. With an electric or hand blender, cream the butter and sugar well.
  4. Add eggs one by one and whip them well.
  5. Add the mashed bananas,salt,milk and vanilla and blend well.
  6. Sieve the flour and baking powder.
  7. Add the flour little by little to the batter and fold in gently.
  8. Add the walnuts and fold in.
  9. Pour the batter into the tin and sprinkle the chocolate chips  and a few walnuts over it. If you do not want the chocolate chips to be seen on the crust you can fold them in the batter.
  10. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Baking tip:If you find the top browning quickly, you can cover the loaf tin lightly with aluminium foil after 30 minutes of baking.

And please wait for the bread to cool a bit before you slice it,so you get thin and neat slices. I simply can’t   😦

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Enjoy a warm slice with a cup of green tea.

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90 thoughts on “Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread and a resolution checklist

      1. Sure:) let everyone else also be done so that we can have more fun! When your free just send me a pic through email with your copyright symbol so that I can include it in a collage ☺

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    1. Thank you so much ☺ There’s no cream or butter icing just plain nuts and chocolate. Please do try it. Its a little bit lesser in calories than the usual cakes 😉

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    1. Haha!!😉Only the last one is mine. Though I wouldn’t mind a trip to the moon if someone arranged it for me.
      Have a wonderful year ahead Sheryl💖🎊🎉🍰

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    1. Thank you Aunt Juju for your kind words. Chocolate and nuts make it so much more yummier. Those resolutions are just to add some humor. Even I am not a fan of making them on New year either😉. I make them any time of the year as and when I need them 😀

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  1. I’ve been obsessing late;y about finding a good banana bread recipe. Well, I am happy to say that the search is over. This sounds too good not to bake and given the health benefits of eating chocolate and walnuts, well, this is pretty much health food. I’m in!

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    1. Thank you so much for liking the recipe. It is very delicious and definitely worth giving a try. The butter in this recipe is comparetively less and the sugar we use is brown so makes it a bit healthier!!

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  2. I love any kind of sweet bread baked in a loaf pan – mainly because the temptation is not as bad as going through an entire cake. Your ingredients especially with the chocolate topping looks yummy!

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    1. Thank you Loretta ☺ I love breads too because they dont require additional icing and are quite self sufficient plus you can eat them right out of the oven. We can actually blend the chocolate chips in the batter but I preferred to sprinkle it on top. It was delicious and got over in minutes 😉

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  3. Happy New Year to you ! Banana Bread with walnuts is always a winner at home. Enjoyed reading your post. And I am going to share the joke that your daughter shared with my kids. Yummy recipe.

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