Hello lovelies, today I have another classic for you: banana bread with walnuts and chocolate. I can’t really tell you how many banana breads I have baked already, definitely many different versions. And meanwhile I can proudly say I have found the recipe that we like the most. Here I posted a recipe with white chocolate and cranberries before that you guys really liked a lot, too.
Today I have the classic recipe version for you with chocolate and walnuts. Just recently I had a discussion with friends whether banana bread should be moist or fluffy. The opinions varied greatly, as usual it’s just a matter of taste. However we like it fluffy, the bananas already make it juicy but none of us like it too mushy.
On the other hand it can never be too much chocolate. This is indeed the best thing that can happen to ripe bananas :-). As you can see I had a lot of fun with chocolate during the shooting, I sometimes forget myself!
So here is the recipe for banana bread with walnuts and chocolate:
Banana bread with walnuts and chocolate
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds + 5 Tbsp water
- 2 ripe bananas
- 100 gr 1/2 cup coconut blossom sugar (or cane sugar)
- 100 ml 1/2 cup plant based milk (e.g. soy, oat)
- 100 ml 1/2 cup sparkling water
- 100 gr 1/2 cup margarine (liquid)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300 gr 2 ½ cup spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 100 gr 3.5 oz. dark chocolate
- 75 gr 1/3 cup walnuts
- Mix the chia seeds with water and let them soak for 5-10 minutes
- Mash the bananas using a fork or a mixer
- Mix water, milk, coconut blossom sugar and bananas
- Add the chia mix
- Melt the margarine and add it
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and salt and stir in with the moist ingredients
- Add apple cider vinegar and mix well
- Roughly chop walnuts and chocolate and fold them in
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F)
- Grease and flour a loaf pan and add the dough to it. Decorate it with some of the chopped walnuts and chocolate and possibly with half an additional banana
- Bake for 60-70 minutes – check with a stick to make sure the dough is well done
As you can see on these pictures the banana bread will turn out very fluffy with a fine texture. If you like it a little healthier, you can of course leave out the chocolate. Or you can add dried fruits such as figs, dates or raisins. There is no limit to your fantasy.
Banana bread can easily be frozen. I therefore cut it in thick slices and so I have a nice treat for unexpected visitors. Simply defreeze them in a toaster – very delicious when it’s still warm.
Banana bread is definitely my favorite way of using ripe bananas. I have to admit I hardly ever eat bananas pure. But I could bath in banana bread :-). So far everyone liked it, especially the kids. I hope you will try this recipe too. I’m excited to hear if you like it.
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