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
  • 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 Comments Add yours

  1. arohii says:

    Yummy…A nice cake to start a new year with!! and it is healthy too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arohi. Do any of your New Year resolutions match with my list 😉

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      1. arohii says:

        yep, First one 😀

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      2. skd says:

        😀 remember to count me in …please….

        Liked by 1 person

      3. arohii says:

        hehe, we will all go together to Moon!!

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      4. arohii says:

        Also, I would have said last one but then I will break it as soon as i see paani poori and other junk foods. 😀

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      5. skd says:

        I know! Me too! But how about dropping a walnut in the paani… after all it is about including healthy food in the diet 😉

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      6. arohii says:

        yep, I do not mind, I like walnuts 🙂 And they will taste good with potatoes, won’t they?

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  2. Tilly Frueh says:

    What could be better than chocolate and banana together? Can’t wait to make this.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      You are going to simply love it ❤
      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. judilyn says:

    Your cake looks so tempting! I should incorporate more walnuts, but I so much prefer pecans.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Judie. I like pecans in my cake too.
      Hugs and regards
      skd

      Liked by 1 person

  4. This is a great recipe! I love walnut in cakes like this.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. They add a wonderful crunch besides being healthy.

      Like

  5. Lina says:

    Haha! Include healthy dishes! So funny…I love this bread…I’ve actually tried banana and zucchini bread…this one is cooler cause of the chocolate part! Great recipe

    Liked by 3 people

    1. skd says:

      Chocolate is a universal favorite and makes everything it goes into exciting

      Liked by 1 person

    2. skd says:

      Thank you so much Lina for liking it. Your Haleem is ready. Let me know what week you want it to be published.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lina says:

        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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  6. Sophie33 says:

    This is such a lovely funny post! What a lovely chocolate chip banana bread,…it looks very inviting & superb. Mmmmmmmmmmm! A big slice, please!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Haha thanks dear Sophie. Would love to send it over to you ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  7. This looks great…I wanted to do something with my over ripe bananas ( other than regular plain old banana bread) and this is a delicious inspiration. Have a great New Year! …Zeba

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Zeba. If you are fond of nuts in your cake you will love this recipe. Hope you have a wonderful healthy happy year ahead 💞🎉🎊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. That looks sooo good, especially that topping! You are not helping my New Year diet!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      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 😉

      Like

  9. Sheryl says:

    Your resolutions are definitely more ambitious than mine. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      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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  10. the bread looks really yummy and moist, walnut is definitely a good addition! thanks for sharing xxxlina

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear. Bananas and brown sugar ensure the bread stays moist and the nuts make it scrumptious ☺Have a wonderful year ahead 💞🎊🍰

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Likewise happy new year to you, too. Looking forward to see more recipes from your blog, very inspiring! xxx lina

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  11. That loaf looks incredibly moist and delicious. I love banana bread but adding chocolate, yes please. Delicious.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Suzanne. It’s such a win win combination. Have a wonderful and healthy year ahead💖

      Like

  12. tentimestea says:

    What great (and ambitious!) resolutions! I haven’t made any myself yet 🙂 The bread looks so yummy with all the chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Happy New Year!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Haha😉 Only the last one is mine. The others are just for laughs. Thank you for liking the bread. It was really delicious. Have a beautiful year ahead 💖

      Liked by 1 person

  13. This looks so delicious! I love banana walnut bread but with chocolate? That sounds even better! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it dear ☺ It is one delicious combination. Doesn’t need any icing or topping 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  14. I love banana bread as it always is so moist but adding some chocolate sounds like a great idea. No resolutions – that way I won’t break them 🙂 Happy New Year!

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    1. skd says:

      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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  15. Oooh…oooooh…what agreat start to the year recipe wise, you clever lady . Hugs.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Haha😉Thanks dear Shey.
      Hugs,good wishes and regards 💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Happy new Year and Happy new recipes …. Can’t wait. No pressure or anything my darling xxxxxxxxxxx

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you dear!! It’s not pressure, I find your comments immensely inspiring 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Aw… Well you are inspiring with your wonderful recipes and zest for things xxxx

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      4. skd says:

        ❤ ❤ Lots of virtual hugs and regards

        Liked by 1 person

  16. ChgoJohn says:

    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!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      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!!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Loretta says:

    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!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      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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  18. Very cute story and yummy recipe! thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Lynz 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. This was a sweet and funny post and a delicious recipe. A fun start to my morning!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. skd says:

        Aww..thank you Lynz. I am so glad you liked it ☺

        Liked by 1 person

  19. Summer Daisy says:

    Okay… This recipe has me weak with banana and chocolate together ♥

    summerdaisy.net

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺All yummy things going into one loaf!! It vanished in minutes 😉

      Like

  20. Banana gave amazing texture for the bread.. Super yum

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Vidya! !

      Like

  21. Alok Singhal says:

    So if my list doesn’t have any of them, does it mean i don’t get to have the Break? Lol 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Haha! That bread is for everyone. Only the people with a matching list have an extra reason.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Uma Raghuraman says:

    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.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Uma for stopping by and for liking the recipe. Please do keep visiting ☺ 👍

      Like

  23. Happy New Year! Loved the joke about Neil Armstrong!! Your Banana Bread looks delicious and is a delicious way of including more healthy food in the diet. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Have a wonderful and glorious year ahead too 💖🌻☺Thank you for liking the post.

      Like

  24. Mary Frances says:

    Chocolate and banana? Anyday!! This looks delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe and happy new year!!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. I’m pretty sure you could conquer world domination with this recipe. 😉 Cheers!

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    1. skd says:

      I was thinking about a trip to Mars 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Awesome. Let me know if you need a traveling buddy! May we can figure out how to freeze dry enough of that banana bread for the 6 month journey. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      2. **sorry, maybe, not may**

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      3. skd says:

        Yes now we are talking 😉. Definitely I need a travelling buddy. Banana bread and that cheese stuffed meatloaf with fries…yummm….yummm…

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      4. Excellent. Sounds like a perfect meal. To infinity and beyond!!🚀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

      Like

  26. marsay786 says:

    Looks divine😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  27. It sounds and looks delicious! Happy New Year 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Christy☺ Have a wonderful and glorious year ahead too 💖

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  28. Those are the best New Year’s resolutions I’ve heard, SKD! Marvelous!
    This bread sounds so very delicious. You are so creative. Have a thriving Thursday!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Teagan. I was only trying to sell my bread 😉
      Enjoy a wonderful day and weekend!!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Lovely banana bread loaf…A very happy New year to you!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. Have a wonderful and glorious year ahead too 💖

      Like

  30. wow it looks so damn yummy….i wish i could make this someday

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. Please do try it. It is simple to make but very delicious ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Sheryl says:

    mmm – This looks both wonderful and healthy. This is a perfect post for January.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sheryl . I am so glad you liked it ☺

      Like

  32. Sanderella's says:

    A new follow and this recipe sounds delish!! Shared!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the follow. It means a lot to me ☺ Please do keep visiting

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sanderella's says:

        Your welcome and I plan to! Have a great day!

        Liked by 1 person

  33. Rashminotes says:

    Great pics and looks amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

      Like

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