banana bread buddies

hayden has been asking for some banana bread for several days now, along with pretending to make all sorts of blueberry treats: pie, cake, you name it. but when i suggested that we bake some banana bread with blueberries in it, she balked. she wanted nuts in her banana bread, she informed me, and then of course her daddy also likes some chocolate chips in his banana bread. so this is what we made this morning ...

banana-nut-chip bread

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t fine sea salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t ginger
2 very ripe organic bananas, mashed
1 large organic egg
1/4 cup walnut oil, or canola oil
1/2 t natural vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped pecans
turbinado sugar, liberally sprinkled on top

grease 9"x5" loaf pan with oil. bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 45 minutes, or until loaf springs back to the touch. be sure to turn halfway through to ensure even baking throughout.


Tweed Delights said...

Yum! We call it Banana loaf here -this one sounds delicious :)

{kimmymade} said...

'Loaf' makes so much more sense than 'bread', since it's not actually bread and rarely gets baked off in cake form anyway ... I think I'll start calling it that!