Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Banana Nut Bread

My two favorite things for breakfast are oatmeal and granola but occasionally I like to have a special treat.

Look what I had for breakfast!

I made it the night before. Baking and I are not friends early in the morning. In fact, most mornings see me staggering into the kitchen and groping blindly for the coffee pot. Coherent speech optional. :)

This turned out really well. Moist and delicious, with a satisfying crunch from the nuts and a hint of chocolate.

Banana Nut Bread with Dark Chocolate

2 ripe bananas
1/3 c. butter softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1.5 c. flour
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/8 c. chopped dark chocolate

cream together bananas, butter and sugar. Then add egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir until well combined. Slowly sift in flour. Then add walnuts and chocolate and pour into greased 9x5 pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes.

Enjoy with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and a nice strong cup of black coffee.

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  1. Haha - yes, baking isn't easy to do in the morning! I like that you added dark chocolate to the bread. That would be a very nice surprise in banana bread! It looks very moist.

  2. Yum. I LOVE banana bread - so much!!! This recipe sounds so good! Coincidentally, I posted a banana bread recipe today too - pretty funny! I'll have to try yours!!! YUM!!!

  3. That looks delicious! Baking, mornings and I aren't friends in my house either :)

    I love the name of your blog by the way: sweet and savory is my favorite food combination!

  4. THIS is exactly while we need to live closer to each other!!! So I can read this and say "I'm on my way over"!!

  5. Oh my gosh does this look delicious! Bananas and chocolate!

  6. I love that your banana bread seems so moist, what a perfect sweet treat! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Banana bread is my fav. Hands down. So delicious. This looks fabulous!!!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

  8. Oh yum, I haven't had any sugar since Valentines, and that gooey chocolate looks soooo good. :) My favorite banana bread has lemon zest in it: http://our-everyday-art.blogspot.com/2011/01/best-banana-bread-ever.html
    And I've been very satisfied with my recipe, but yours is tempting me to stray from my tried and true.... :) Wouldn't it be fun to have a banana bread taste testing party? :)

  9. I totally agree about baking in the morning. I barely get up at a decent time. Baking right away? No thank you. But when my future-mother-in-law comes down to stay for awhile, we wake up to a batch of muffins or bread every morning. I still have some in my freezer. This banana bread looks delicious!

  10. Banana bread is one of the ultimate comfort foods as far as I am concerned! Thanks so much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. If you have time, come by and link up to Fun w/Food Friday tomorrow too :) Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi Amelia,
    What a great breakfast combination. Your photo made me think that plate was right there just for me. Your Banana Bread recipe looks really good. Thank you for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!