Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread #BreadThatsBananas

Thanks to Mirum Shopper for sponsoring this banana bread post. All opinions are my own.

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Holiday baking is definitely one of my favorite things to do during this time of year, regardless of how stressful, messy, or challenging it can be at times.

My family loves to bake.

I recently made some delicious gingerbread fudge the other day while my sister whipped up some Elf on the Shelf cookies. We spend lots of our free time over the weekend baking up goodies!

Baking is definitely something my entire family can enjoy and participate in, no matter what skill level. I even have Zach help in mix the batter when he’s in the kitchen with me.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

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Despite our differences in tastes, one thing my family can agree on is banana bread. Everyone in my family loves it! It’s so versatile.

I love adding walnuts and chocolate chips to our banana bread for added crunch and flavor. Another thing I love to add is Wild Friend’s ‘chocolate peanut butter + protein’ because it’s loaded with protein and my family is all about that.

This banana bread is unbelievably good!

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I added a secret ingredient: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!

Using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! leaves this banana bread incredibly moist. It has less saturated fat and less calories than butter, so you can enjoy this banana bread, guilt-free. I mix the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! with the bananas and brown sugar first to ensure that it’s all incorporated.

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Right now, you can get a FREE 5lb bag of Meijer flour when you buy two 15oz I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! products. You can download this deal to your mPerks!

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This offer is only valid until December 25, 2016 so if you want to get your baking done before the holiday, you should head over to Meijer soon!

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

This chocolate chip walnut banana bread is unbelievably good. I added walnuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips for even more flavor!

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!®
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/3 cup of Wild Friend’s chocolate protein peanut butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt) and set aside.
  3. Combine mashed banana, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended.
  4. Transfer mixture into a bread loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan and cool completely. If desired, top with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Recipe adapted from I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!

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What do you add to your banana bread?

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