This delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread recipe is to die for! Really. The chocolate chips put this banana bread over-the-top and make Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread taste more like a dessert than just a sweet bread. It’s really simple and easy to make, too. This bread is addicting. Once you start eating it, it’s hard to stop. I’ve even made this banana bread with honey and it’s fantastic that way, too. I posted this recipe originally last year. But I’ve recently made it again and I’m adding newer pictures so you can get a better idea of what this bread looks like.
Normally we just refer to this as Heather’s Banana Bread, but so that you, the reader, can get an idea of the ingredients I’ve changed it out to Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread. Heather is my niece. She has a love for cooking just like I do, and her mother, who is my sister, does as well. In fact, I think all of Phillis’s kids turned out to enjoy cooking. Heather is like me in that she loves to try new recipes.
I started using this banana bread recipe exclusively since I thought it tasted better than the recipe I had been using for years. It has rich, wonderful flavors and melts in your mouth. And, yes, it’s easy! You stir everything together without a lot of steps. It is a delectable, mouth-watering recipe. Once you try this scrumptious banana bread you won’t want to have any other! Thank you for the recipe, Heather, we have sure enjoyed it!
I’ve adapted the recipe extensively since we first got it. Sometimes I use self-rising flour, and sometimes I use UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. I’ve added baking powder and flour to the recipe so the loaf raises and retains its shape better without falling flat. I’ve also increased the chocolate chips and decreased the nuts. The chocolate chips just add so much taste to this bread, but if you don’t have chocolate chips, then try substituting butterscotch chips, cinnamon chips, or peanut butter chips. All will turn out tasting excellently.
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is to die for! Everyone loves banana bread, but the addition of so many chocolate chips makes this bread taste more like a dessert than just a bread!
Once you try this recipe you won’t want to eat any other banana bread. It’s THAT good! The nice thing about Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is it’s really quick and easy to assemble.
Each slice of Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is filled with chocolate chips, walnuts, and oh, yes, bananas! The loaves turn out really nicely shaped since I’ve added baking powder and more flour to the original recipe.
Here’s what I did.
Mash bananas on a plate with a fork.
In a mixing bowl soften butter. Add sugar and eggs. Add baking powder and mix ingredients with an electric mixer. I prefer adding the baking powder with the sugar and butter rather than the flour. It mixes into the ingredients better.
Add self-rising flour, chocolate chips and walnuts or pecans and stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
Spray miniature 3 1/2 x 6″ bread loaf pans with Baker’s Joy cooking spray. Divide banana bread dough between three pans.
Bake at 325 for about 1 hour to 1 hour and ten minutes. Insert a knife all the way to the bottom of the pan. If the knife comes out clean the bread is done. Set out to cool completely before cutting.
Your kids are sure to gobble down Heather’s Chocolate Chip Banana-Nut Bread in no time! I love eating outside, especially so I can see all the beautiful flowers. Aren’t these Rose of Sharon flowers beautiful?
Look at how many chocolate chips are in each slice! If you love chocolate, you will definitely get your chocolate fix with this tasty sweet bread. A batch of homemade Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is great to serve for company or Saturday breakfasts!
Here’s the recipe.
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA NUT BREAD
(Recipe inspired from Heather Kane, my niece in Colorado Springs, CO)
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 mashed ripe bananas
- 2 cups sifted self-rising flour or UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
- 1 heaping tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans (optional), but any kind will do
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Mash bananas on a plate with a fork.
- In a mixing bowl, soften butter.
- Add sugar, eggs, bananas and baking powder.
- Mix until smooth. Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Pour into three greased and floured miniature loaf pans.
- Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
- To check for doneness, insert a knife into the bottom of the pan. When knife comes out clean, bread is completely baked.
- Yield: 18 slices.
Since this recipe makes three small loaves, it’s great to send a loaf over to your neighbor or take to a friend.
Prepare to become addicted to Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread very quickly! If you don’t have chocolate chips, consider substituting cinnamon chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips instead. They are delicious too.
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