Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

Hi Loves!

I wanted to make something sweet to have for Thanksgiving that was easy to travel with since we are heading to spend Thanksgiving in Dallas. I was looking around our house to see what we already had and I noticed we had a couple of bananas that were browning and decided to make Chocolate hazelnut banana bread! This banana bread recipe is my absolute go to and I decided to add a little flair with adding the chocolate chips and hazelnuts! *update – it was a hit!

*baking tip- If your bananas are not yet brown yet put them in the oven for about 15-20 mins until they start to brown, let them cool for about 30 mins after before you use them. The best banana bread is made with over ripe bananas!

What you will need:

• 2 Cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
• 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
• 1 Teaspoon Salt
• 3 over ripe bananas mashed
• 1 Tablespoon Milk
• 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ½ Cup Butter
• 1 Cup white sugar
• 2 Eggs
• 1 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips (I probably used about a cup and a half total for adding some on top)
• About 15-20 peeled hazelnuts (chopped roughly)
Preheat your over to 350 F, and grease a 9X5 loaf pan (metal or glass)
Mix your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Then mix the bananas (mashed), milk, and cinnamon in another bowl. In one more bowl (I did this portion in my KitchenAid mixer since eventually everything will be combined in this 3rd bowl) go ahead and beat butter and sugar in the third bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir banana mixture into butter mixture. Stir in dry mixture until blended. Fold in chocolate chips until just combined(add as many as you like!). Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. On top sprinkle your roughly chopped peeled hazelnuts and more chocolate chips.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. I check on mine about every 30 mins, sticking a toothpick in the middle to see if the inside it fully done. One done cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
For a lot of this recipe I used direction from RealSimple but added a little of my flair!
Hope you enjoy!

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