Usually everything King Arthur Post I immediately want to jump into kitchen and start cracking eggs. This Banana was just what I needed for a cold winter morning with a good cup of coffee.The whole wheat flour adds a very nice hardiness and nutty flavor; and lets face it much healthier then all-purpose flour. I also added dark chocolate chunks and sliced almonds.
I did make a few changes to the OG recipe which can be found at http://www.kingarthurflour.com. One of the amazing things King Arthur does is they also give you different variations and substitutions ideas.
4-5 ripe Bananas about 2 cups
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspooon nutmeg
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven 350° F. Grease a 9″ x5″or a 4″ x 11 1/2″ loaf pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, oil, sugar,eggs, and vanilla.
Mix flours baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a small bowl toss the chocolate chunks and almond with a teaspoon of All-Purpose flour; this will hold them in place while baking and not sink to the bottom.
Now mix the dry with the wet ingredients; mix thoroughly. Add Nuts and chocolate; Scoop the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle some granulated sugar and cinnamonon on top.
Bake the bread for 60 -70 minutes. The toothpick test works best. Poke a toothpick into center; if clean its finished ; batter on the toothpick ,it needs more time.
Cool in pan for 15 minutes.then loosen the edges and turn out to cool completely.this bread will last serveral days , and can be frozen!