Banana Bread is a favorite in our house! We even bake it as gifts as we love to experiment with different ingredients we add to our recipes. Share the love! Today, I started with a plan to make chocolate chip banana nut muffins but thought it might be easier to transport a pre-sliced loaf on a walk later today. I wanted something a little different so I looked at our ingredients and saw maple syrup and Droste cacao. Perfect! The maple syrup helps to sweeten the bread as cacao can be bitter. This recipe doesn’t need to include nuts but I added pecans as I love varying textures in my banana bread. This recipe makes two loafs.
You will need:
*4-6 bananas (2-3 is recommended per loaf)
*3 cups flour
*3/4 cups sugar
*3/4 cups brown sugar
*1/2 cup melted butter
*1/3 cup maple syrup
*2 tbsp cacao of choice (I used Droste)
*2 tsp baking soda
*2 tsp vanilla extract
*1 tsp salt
*optional 1-2 cups of nuts of choice or chocolate chips.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.