Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Banana Bread
We had 3 very ripe bananas on the counter, so I had to make this. There was no other choice.
This banana bread was the best I’ve ever made! It was so airy and light, chocolatey and delicious. The secret to moist quick breads is that once the wet ingredients hit the dry, you only stir a few times, just to combine, and then bake right away. Once the wet ingredients hit the dry, it activates the baking powder and causes the batter to puff up and become light and airy. If you over mix, it can become dense and dry.
Heat oven to 375. Butter a square baking pan or loaf pan.
Sift together 1¾ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt
Mash 3 large, very ripe bananas and mix with ½ cup melted butter (cooled), 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, and 2 scrambled eggs. Fold in 1/2 bag of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry just until combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, depending on the shape of the pan, until the sides pull away and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve with coffee or tea. Yum!