The fall antidote to your standard banana bread. Sweet, nutty and moist, this loaf is sure to become your favorite October breakfast.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Yield 1 loaf, about 8-12 servings
1/2 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil, melted
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup coffee (or 1/3 cup water + 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, allspice and cloves)
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (also great with white chocolate chips)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9″x5″ loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it with vegetable or coconut oil.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and sugars until well-combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and whisk to incorporate. Add in coffee and vanilla.
Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Keep going until all traces of flour are just gone. Then, fold in the chocolate chunks.
Using a spatula to help, pour the batter into the preprepared loaf pan, spreading out so the top is even. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean in the center, about an hour and ten minutes. Start checking the bread at the hour mark; it may also need an additional ten minutes or so if your oven runs cold.
Let cool in the loaf pan for half an hour, then transfer to a wire rack. Serve immediately or wrap tightly with cling wrap or foil. Best within a few days, but good for up to a week.