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Best-Ever Banana Bread

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“The tangy orange flavor and the sweetness of the chocolate really make a wonderful combination. Great with tea or coffee in the morning when friends stop by.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
16
YIELD:
2 Loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans.
  3. In large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter, sugar, eggs, and orange peel until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in mashed bananas.
  5. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  6. At low speed, gradually add flour mixture, then buttermilk; beat just until smooth.
  7. Stir in nuts and chocolate.
  8. Evenly spoon into prepared pans.
  9. Bake 1 hour, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

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