Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Total Time
1hr 40mins
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).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. In another bowl, mash bananas and add to the main mixing bowl.
  3. Soften the butter (I microwave for 20 seconds) and add to the main mixing bowl.
  4. Add two whole eggs to main mixing bowl.
  5. Mix all ingredients together by hand until it has a batter-like consistency.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  7. Let mixture set for at least 20 minutes before baking (Preheat the oven to 325°F).
  8. Bake at 325°F for 65 minutes (may take longer depending on the oven and altitude).
  9. When finished baking, it is best to let it set overnight before serving.
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  11. An optional recipe: Instead of the chocolate chips, use 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to make Cinnamon Banana Nut Bread.
Most Helpful

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!!

MTpockets July 09, 2007

Excellent! Very moist. Was intrigued by the instructions to let the batter set before baking it. I definitely think it made for a higher, lighter banana bread. Kids thought it was great.

Marg (CaymanDesigns) April 27, 2015

I made this for my family. It is very easy to make and tastes wonderful. My husband who does not like banana bread loves this one. I am highly allergic to nuts so I used unsalted sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. They are so small you do not have to dice them and my husband said they taste just like regular nuts in the bread. I did not have a bread pan so I used my bundt pan and it works perfectly. If you want a little extra chocolate on it soften up some Chocolate icing (microwave in a bowl for 10 seconds or less) and lightly drizzle it over the bread or use a regular glaze. I think it's sweet enough without the glaze but sometimes my kids like a little extra for a treat.

Leah J Silveria April 21, 2015