- 0.75 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 0.25 cup Avocado Oil
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
- 3 large & ripe Bananas
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 0.5 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 0.5 cup, finely chopped Raw Walnuts
- 0.5 cup, finely chopped Dark Chocolate
Chocolate walnut banana bread that has the best of both worlds, crunchy and chocolate-y!
I am always in the mood to make banana bread.
It’s similar to cake but much easier, made in just one bowl and the taste never disappoints.
Turns out he was right, adding walnuts takes it to the next level!
Not only do the nuts taste great in this chocolate walnut banana bread but it also adds nutritional value.
Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, is considered a super plant source of omega 3s, and they can promote gut health!
I know, you are not necessarily thinking of the health benefits when making banana bread but it’s always good to know! Don’t you think?
You can choose to add any kind of nut of course. Other options are almonds, peanuts or hazelnuts!
I recommend using high-quality baking chocolate that comes in bar form. Use a serrated knife to chop into into small chunks.
As the chocolate bar is chopped you will have big and smaller chocolate shreds which means more chocolate throughout the banana bread.
Dark chocolate is best as it is rich in chocolate flavor and not too sweet since sugar is added to the batter.
Go with a 60% or higher cocoa percentage.
Semi-sweet chocolate chips also work great!
For even chocolate to walnuts distribution, roughly chop the walnuts as well.
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Mix The Wet Ingredients
First, preheat your oven to 350°F.
Add 3/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/4 cup avocado oil to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Next, add the 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/paste. Whisk well to combine.
Mash The Bananas
Peel and mash the 3 ripe bananas with a fork.
Add the mashed bananas to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
Add The Dry Ingredients
Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour to the bowl then sift in the 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.
Switch to a spatula and mix until barely combined.
Add Chopped Walnuts and Chocolate
Prepare The Loaf Tin
Allow To Cool & Serve