Makes two 5 x 9-inch (or 4-1/2 x 8-inch, taller) loaves
- 3 cups mashed banana (6 – 7) (ripe & soft, but not mushy)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 4 eggs
- 1-1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts, plus more for the top (nuts are optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter your loaf pans or line them with parchment paper.
With a fork, mash the bananas well in a small bowl. Add lemon juice to prevent discoloration; stir and set aside.