Banana bread is simple to make, you can make it before dinner and enjoy it for dessert, or let the kids help on a lazy Saturday afternoon. It makes a tasty breakfast treat or a fulfilling snack. My favorite way to enjoy it is warmed in the microwave a few seconds and slathered with whipped cream cheese. Whether it be -10 or 80 F where you live, I hope this banana bread will make your house smell cozy and delicious very soon, enjoy!
Recipe from Cook's Illustrated March 1998.
Step 1: Gather ingredients
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
10 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 1/4 cups toasted walnuts, chopped coarse (about 1 cup)
2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, a heaping 1/2 cup, grated (I used Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips)
3 very ripe bananas, soft, darkly speckled
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract