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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread

Saturday started with bright warm sunshine.

It shone a steady stream of light through the windows.

These days call for crackling wood stove fires.

And freshly baked bread.

Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread

  • Servings: makes 1 loaf
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  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan with butter.

Combine mashed bananas, melted butter, sugar and eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the  walnuts and chocolate chips, (leaving out a handful of each to sprinkle over the top).  Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining nuts and chocolate chips over the top.

Bake for 50-55minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy your weekend!

xo Jodi





Hazelnut Flour


Hazelnut flour is here.

Switching out some of the all purpose flour in baked goods with hazelnut flour is a great way to boost protein and complex B vitamins.

First up we’re utilizing those overripe bananas on the counter.


The dry ingredients are combined, the wet ingredients are mixed and then incorporated into each other.


A few chocolate chips never hurt anyone.


The batter is poured into a loaf pan and baked for about 45 minutes until golden brown.


The hazelnut flour adds nice flavor and texture.

Banana Hazelnut Bread with Chocolate Chips

  • Servings: makes 1 loaf
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hazelnut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch loaf pan.

Whisk flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices together in a mixing bowl. In another bowl combine sugar, oil, eggs and bananas. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake for 40-50 minutes.

Let cool on a wire rack and turn out to cool completely before slicing.

You can probably find hazelnut flour in your local grocery store or you can purchase it online…try nuts.com.

Next, we are crafting a gallette, which is essentially a free form tart.


A few ingredients go into making the dough.


Butter is cut in…


until it’s crumbly.


The dough is then gathered into a ball…


and wrapped with plastic wrap to chill in the refrigerator for a while.


After it’s chilled, the dough is rolled out and an assortment of berries is piled in the middle and baked.


The final product is lightly browned, fragrant and juicy.


A dusting of powdered sugar brings it all together.

Mixed Berry Gallette

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups mixed berries
  • confectioners’ sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Whisk flours, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter and add water until it becomes a sticky dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about an hour.

Roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about ten inches round or 1/8 inch thick. Transfer to a baking sheet. Pile berries in the center leaving about an inch on the sides. Wrap the dough over the berries, pleating the dough as you go, leaving the center open.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy!




Browned Butter Banana Bread


Joy the Baker’s Browned Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are the inspiration for this hearty, full bodied quick bread. Browned butter has got to be my new best friend. It’s nutty and rich and smells like home. I figured it would take the traditional banana bread to a whole new level and I was right.

The usual suspects are here: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mashed bananas, coarsely chopped walnuts and a healthy dose of chocolate chips are also in attendance.


Browning butter is simply boiling the water out and browning the remaining fat solids. It’s just what this banana bread was yearning for.


Walnuts and chocolate chips are always on hand here at our house. They’re like a mother’s kiss; they make everything better.


The mixture is scooped into a greased loaf pan and baked for about an hour at 350 degrees.


When it’s color of caramel and studded with gooey chocolate chips and crunchy chopped nuts, this banana bread is ready to devour.


Cut into generous slices and enjoy with a glass of almond milk or a cup of steaming black coffee.

Browned Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Place butter in a pan on medium high heat. Melt and brown the butter until it has stopped bubbling and has a brown color and nutty smell. Set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. In a small bowl combine bananas, eggs and cooled browned butter. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Scoop into the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely. Slice and enjoy :)