Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins
A recipe (originally by Ann Tremont) my mother put in a cookbook that I have modified quite a bit. Every time I bring this to work, everyone wants a piece (and there's not enough to go around).
- Hand mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, walnuts, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract in mixing bowl until chocolate chips and walnuts are evenly spread out throughout mixture.
- In another bowl, mash bananas and add to the main mixing bowl.
- Soften the butter (I microwave for 20 seconds) and add to the main mixing bowl.
- Add two whole eggs to main mixing bowl.
- Mix all ingredients together by hand until it has a batter-like consistency.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Let mixture set for at least 20 minutes before baking (Preheat the oven to 325°F).
- Bake at 325°F for 65 minutes (may take longer depending on the oven and altitude).
- When finished baking, it is best to let it set overnight before serving.
- An optional recipe: Instead of the chocolate chips, use 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to make Cinnamon Banana Nut Bread.
I made this last night and it is very good banana bread! This makes a large loaf that bakes up high to a rich golden brown. Perfect!! It took mine about 65-70 minutes. I let it cool for about 1/2 hour before slicing into it and it was so good still warm and fresh from the oven. I refrigerated it overnight and had another piece of it today and it's just as good the next day. I think 1/2 cup of sugar is plenty. I may even cut it down slighty next time because between the choc. chips and the banana it's plenty sweet for my tastes. Delicious! I will definately make this one again. Thank's for sharing!!
Delish Banana Bread!! I did add 2 TBS of Half and Half to the batter. Thank you for this recipe. Added bonus, my house smells so good!
This bread baked up nice and high and had a lovely light color to it. I waited until the next day to eat it and it tasted awesome! very moist! And a cinch to throw together! Thanks for sharing! =)