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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

June 24, 2012Teresa

This delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread recipe is to die for! Seriously. It is our very favorite way to enjoy Banana Bread. The chocolate chips put this banana bread over-the-top. Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread tastes more like a dessert than just a sweet bread. It’s really simple and easy to make, too.

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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. Her mother, Phillis, is my sister, and she enjoys cooking 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 from the moment I first tasted it. 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 add so much extra taste to this bread. But if you don’t have chocolate chips on hand, try substituting butterscotch chips, cinnamon chips, or peanut butter chips. All will turn out tasting fantastically!

I initially posted this recipe the first month I started blogging. That was June 2012. I remade the recipe about a year layer in 2013 after I got my Canon camera. I recently remade this recipe again (January 2020) for our college group for a Sunday night dinner. I also served Sloppy Joe Pasta, Garden Vegetable Ranch Dip, a fruit platter and some leftover chocolate turtle candies from Christmas. Our hostess added a large salad.

Almost all of the kids had more than one slice. One guy had four slices! It was a huge hit with everyone. Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is still is my favorite recipe for Banana Bread. Chocolate chips are a heavenly addition, in my opinion. Enjoy a bite of this mouthwatering, irresistible Banana Bread today!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll love Banana Bread made this way! It’s so flavorful and delicious.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Mash bananas on a plate with a fork.

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In a mixing bowl soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, baking powder and bananas.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer.

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Add self-rising flour, chocolate chips and walnuts or pecans.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Grease and flour generously three 3 1/2 x 6″ bread loaf pans. Divide banana bread dough between three pans. These are actually a little too full. I recommend filling them about three-quarters full and putting the rest of the batter in a large muffin tin.

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Bake at 325 for about 1 hour 15 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.

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Invert bread loaves onto a bread board.

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Slice down bread and serve. Each loaf makes about 7 slices.

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Your kids are sure to gobble down Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread in no time! 

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Every bite of Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread will have you drooling. This is the best Banana Bread recipe I’ve ever eaten.

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 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)

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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is spectacular. This amazing Banana Bread recipe has been a family favorite for decades. It's filled with chocolate chips, walnuts and bananas for an explosion of flavor. If you're a chocolate lover, you'll love Banana Bread made this way. It's marvelous for company or holiday breakfasts like Christmas, New Year's or Easter.
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Cook Time 75 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
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  1. Mash bananas on a plate with a fork.
  2. In a mixing bowl, soften butter.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, bananas and baking powder.
  4. Mix until smooth. Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Pour into three greased and floured miniature 3 1/2" x 6" loaf pans. (See note below).
  6. Place baking pans on cookie sheet; bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. To check for doneness, insert a knife into the bottom of the pan. When knife comes out clean, bread is completely baked.
  8. Cool completely before inverting bread onto a bread board.
  9. Cut each loaf into six slices to serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you don't have self-rising flour you can adjust by using 1/2 tsp. salt, a 1/2 tsp. baking soda and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour to the batter. Most cookbooks will tell you what you need to add per cup of flour to get the same result.

NOTE: This recipe is actually a little more than what 3 small miniature pans can hold. I recommend filling the pans about 3/4 full. Smooth the top. Then put any remaining batter in a smaller greased bread pan or a greased muffin tin.

NOTE: My oven has never cooked this recipe in under 1 hour and 15 minutes. But your oven may cook faster. Start checking after an hour of baking time.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 341mg 14%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 12%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

[b]Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my niece, Heather Kane, Colorado Springs, CO
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Serves: 18
This is an amazing Banana Bread recipe that’s filled with chocolate chips for an explosion of chocolate flavor. Our favorite Banana Bread!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Mash bananas on a plate with a fork.
  2. In a mixing bowl, soften butter.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, bananas and baking powder.
  4. Mix until smooth. Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Pour into three greased and floured miniature loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. To check for doneness, insert a knife into the bottom of the pan. When knife comes out clean, bread is completely baked.
  8. Yield: 18 slices.
 
Notes
If you don’t have self-rising flour you can adjust by using 1/2 tsp. salt, a 1/2 tsp. baking soda and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour to the batter. Most cookbooks will tell you what you need to add per cup of flour to get the same result.
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Since this recipe makes three small loaves, it’s great to send a loaf over to your neighbor or take to a friend.

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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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This is a terrific breakfast bread for holidays too. We like to serve it during the holidays, especially for Christmas or New Year’s Day.

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