Banana Walnut Bread

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Ingredients

cup of all purpose flour
teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
¾ cup of sugar
cup of olive oil
½ cup of milk
2 overripe bananas
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
¼ cup of chocolate chips
¼ cup of chopped walnuts

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and dust a loaf pan. Coat chopped walnuts and choco chips in 1 teaspoon of flour to avoid sinking to the bottom while baking.
2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda twice. Add salt and whisk well till all ingredients are combined. In another bowl, mash banana using a fork. Add remaining wet ingredients (sugar, oil, milk and extract) to the mashed bananas. Whisk till you get uniform mixture.
3. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and gently fold in. The mixture should be just combined with no air pockets visible. Do not over mix the batter. Add in dusted walnuts and choco-chips. Gently fold.
4. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool the bread on a rack for 30 minutes and then remove from the pan and then allow to cool completely. Serve warm with jam or butter or as a mid-day snack to kids.

Notes

Recipe minimally adapted from here.

You can add choco chips, like I did and even other dried fruits in combination of your choice.