Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Nut Loaf

Quick breads are so nice to have around the house. We use them for snacks, breakfast and sometimes as a desert. This is some yummy loaf bread.
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup natural applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease a bread pan or a muffin pan and set aside. In a medium large mixing bowl, combine the canola oil, applesauce, sugar, and mashed bananas.

In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, alternating with the hot water and making sure to start and end with the dry ingredients.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Transfer the batter to the bread pan or spoon the batter into the muffin cups.

Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cooking times are approximate: jumbo muffins about 25 minutes, regular muffins about 15 minutes and about 50 minutes for a loaf pan.

Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


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