It's a Chocolate Bourbon-spiked Banana Bread. And it is rad.
2 c all-purpose flour (I used whole-wheat)
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c sugar (I used sugar in the raw)
2 large eggs
3 mashed ripe bananas (about 1.5 c)
1 t lemon juice
3T bourbon (I used Pendleton b/c it's what I had)
1 c chopped walnuts (I omitted this b/c I didn't have any on hand)
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
Here's what you do
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x4 or 9x5 loaf pan. Set aside out of reach of dog.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, beating for one minute between each. Stop mixer, scrape down sides and add the bananas, lemon juice and bourbon. Beat until all mixed together.
Turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture all at once. Beat until almost incorporated. Stop mixer, remove paddle, and remove bowl from stand. Add the walnuts and chocolate, fold in with a spatula.
Spoon mixture into loaf pan. Bake for 45 min to one hour, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow loaf to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with more bourbon or coffee. Or eat it standing up at the counter.
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