Chock Full of Goodies Banana Bread
An easy and delicious breakfast or snack, this banana bread is moist and filled with chips, nuts, granola, and/or raisins.
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Generously butter a heavy loaf pan and coat it with flour by adding a spoonful of flour to the pan and shifting the pan around until it is coated with flour. Set aside. Alternatively, coat the pan with a baking spray that combines neutral or butter-flavored oil with flour. Discard any remaining flour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together the white flour, baking soda and salt. Add the whole wheat or white whole wheat flour and whisk again until the two flours are well combined. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium-large microwavable bowl or on the stovetop in a similar sized pot. Add the sugar and mix until combined.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the mashed bananas and the eggs. Mix them until the eggs are mixed in but the bananas remain lumpy. Pour the mixture into the butter and sugar and stir until combined.
  6. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the hot water to the liquid ingredients in about 3 – 4 batches, beginning with the dry ingredients. Stir after each addition. Once the mixture is fully combined, add in the chips,nuts, granola, and/or raisins.
  7. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 70-90 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool the loaf completely in the pan, on a wire rack. Once it is completely cool, run a knife around the edges and unmold the loaf.
Recipe Notes

I put a large sheet pan on the shelf below the loaf pan to catch any drips, so they don’t burn on the bottom of the oven. Typically it is not necessary; the loaf simply rises with a nice “bump” in the middle and there are no drips. But it’s better to be safe than sorry. Do not put the sheet pan on the same shelf as the loaf pan as that alters the baking time.
If you check the banana bread and the top is browned before the center is fully baked, put a piece of foil loosely on the top as it continues to bake.