Monday, October 20, 2008

TJ's Banana Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbs. butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1/3 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9" by 5" metal loaf pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar, butter, and eggs just until blended. Increase speed to high; beat about 5 minutes until light and creamy.
  2. Reduce speed to low. Add mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup water; beat until well mixed.
  3. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended, occasionally scrapping bowl with rubber spatula. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into loaf pan.
  4. Bake loaf 50 to 55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on rack.

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