I made the full loaf of bread and thought it turned out amazing! It was very moist and everyone loved it. I will definitely be making it again soon (as soon as I have really ripe bananas again).
Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
From EatingWell: October/November 2005
This banana quick bread is full of chocolate chips and toasted heart-healthy walnuts so you get a taste of nuts and chocolate in each bite. This version reduces the fat substantially and uses nonfat buttermilk to make the results extremely moist and tender.
19 Reviews for Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
I thought these muffins were great - they were not overly sweet which is what I prefer in the morning. The cinnamon flavor was interesting for a banana bread but potentially necessary to overcompensate for the little sugar added. You can't even tell they're whole wheat either! Overall: DELICIOUS.
The bread is very dense and not very sweet, but in saying that, I'm watching what I eat and I thought the bread was good.
My version came out pretty good. I used splenda/sugar baking mix to cut down on the sugar and I did not use any butter. Increased the canola oil to 1/4 cup and I suggest using 4 very ripe bananas.
This is fantastic bread. I'm really happy with the basic quick bread mix on here and have tried a couple variations. This bread is full of flavor. I usually reduce the sugar when I make other variations, but for this one I like it more on the sweet side. It's more like old-fashioned banana bread that way. I didn't have vanilla the first time, so I used almond extract and it turned out just fine. I like that the bananas go in as chunks, not mashed. They still melt into the bread, but I ended up with patches of stronger banana flavor, which I liked.
My main advice when making this is pay attention to the cook time depending on the style you make. I made a bread, but whizzed through the baking directions and only cooked it for muffins. It browned nicely on the outside, but when I turned it over onto a plate to remove it from the bread pan, it exploded raw batter all over my stove. My second batch, cooked for an hour, worked perfectly. Live and learn, I guess. Got my workout in scrubbing my stove, that's for sure.