Banana Bread Stuffed with Chocolate, Toasted Walnuts and Dried Fruit

Yield: 1 loaf

2 cups sifted AP flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 medium-size ripe bananas

1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk

1 cup chocolate chips (try mixing milk with dark)

1 cup walnut pieces, toasted

1/2 cup dried fruit pieces 

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. Cream together butter and sugar.

4. Add eggs, mashed bananas, and milk to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.

5. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.

6. Gradually add the chocolate chips, walnuts, and dried fruit. Mix well.

7. Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for an hour. It's ready when a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. Let cool and then turn out of the bread pan.

Note: The bread is freezable.