A Chunky Monkey Weekend

chunky-monkey-trio


The chunky monkey trio.

How about chunky monkey pancakes?

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chunky-monkey-pancakes

banana

banana

chocolate-chips

chocolate-chips

walnuts

walnuts

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour bread pan.

Cream 1 stick softened unsalted butter with 1 cup of sugar. Add 2 eggs, one at a time. In a separate small bowl, combine 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add to wet mixture on low speed until just combined. Add 1 cup of mashed bananas, 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until blended. By hand, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like to use mini chips) and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, depending on how nutty and chocolatey you like it. Pour batter into prepared pan.

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Bake for about 1 hour or until golden brown and toothpick/cake tester inserted in the center comes out dry. Cool in pan on rack for 5-10 minutes. Flip out of pan and cool completely.

slice-it-up


Yum! Kind of crisp on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside.