To be honest I am not in such a mood for writing in the last couple of days, or week….
With the weather getting colder and colder each day, my thoughts kind of froze as well…. But I guess that is okay for this time of year
I am not going to bore you with my moods and feelings… Instead I would like to share one of the most delicious sweet breads with bananas, apples, walnuts and chocolate chips I have ever had. And to be honest I am not the biggest fan of sweet breads….unless they are all made of chocolate .
This recipe includes healthy and fresh fruits as well as sweet chocolate for even greater taste.
260 grams (9 oz) all-purpose flour
110 grams (4 oz) light brown sugar
10 grams (0,35 oz) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
100 grams (3.50 oz) walnuts (you can use whatever nuts you like – pecans, hazelnuts, pecans, and etc.)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
125 grams (4.4 oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
100 ml. buttermilk
Chocolate chips (its up to you how much, but I add around 100-150 grams)
1 apple (cut into small cubes)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) and place the rack in the center of the oven.
Butter (or spray with a non stick vegetable spray) the bottom and sides of your pan (9 x 5 x 3 inch) (23 x 13 x 8 cm). Set aside.
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients – the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 2/3 of the walnuts, chocolate chips and apples.
In another large bowl combine all wet ingredients – the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla and mix well.
Tip: To do the buttermilk, just add one table spoon of lemon juice into a glass of milk and let if stay for 10 minutes.
Tip: You can chop your nuts, using a food processor (super easy and fast) or, of course if you don’t have one, just use a knife and a cutting board.
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, using a rubber spatula, until just combined (Be careful not to over mix the batter). Over mixing the batter will yield a tough, rubbery bread.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan and sprinkle remaining walnuts on top of the batter.
Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, around 50 minutes.
Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.
Serve warm or at room temperature with ice-cream or other sauce of your choice.
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