I do! Especially if there’s chocolate chips involved :)
I never used to make banana bread until about a year ago when my friend said she makes it all the time and she loves it. I never had good banana bread , actually I never had banana bread before that period, I did have banana nut muffins and wasn’t much of a fan. My friend had good taste in food and so I was interested, “if she likes it then it must be good” I thought, and boy was she right. I started looking for good recipes online and then twisted them a little to make them my own and this is one of those recipes. I follow a blog called A CUP OF JO and she had Joy the baker share her recipe for banana bread it looked so good so I decided to make that recipe but changed it up a little and let me tell you this one is very good.
If you don’t cook with alcohol or would like to substitute the orange liqueur you may use orange zest and some orange juice or you may use orange extract.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas (from about 3 bananas)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons Orange Liqueur
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8×4-inch or 9×5-inch loaf pan ( I used two 6 inch cake pans instead). Set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
During this time mash your bananas.
Turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture all at once. Beat until almost incorporated. Stop the mixer and remove the bowl. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips and incorporate the last of the ingredients with a spatula.
Batter will be thick. Spoon the mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
I like it warm but your supposed to remove from the oven and allow loaf to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with milky coffee or tea and enjoy!
Banana bread will keep for up to 5 days, well wrapped, at room temperature. But it never lasts that long in my house :)