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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread on white plate

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is one of those breads that can be eaten for breakfast, dessert, or anything in between. Made with sweet bananas, and loaded with chocolate and pecans, you’ll definitely want more than one slice.

On our last trip to the store, we admittedly got a few too many bananas. Maybe it is the hotter temps or, the higher humidity, but they seem to turn faster than we can make smoothies with them this time around. The great thing about bananas is how versatile and baker friendly they are. Seriously! What other fruit can be used in baked goods and is actually better when it is almost ready to throw out? I have to admit that I get excited when bananas start to become almost inedible by themselves. Why? Because it means I have an excuse to bake! Does anyone else think like this? Surely I’m not the only one!

The key to good Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is using bananas that are very ripe. You’ll want them to be turning black on the outsides. This will help give the bread its sweet flavor as well as adding moisture to your loaf.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

This bread is perfection on its own. You will have chocolate and nuts in Every. Single. Bite! Hubby likes to warm his slices up in the microwave for a few seconds and then spread butter on it. I do have to admit, the butter does help tie all of the flavors together.

If you are not a fan of nuts, you can definitely leave them out. It will not affect the bread consistency, bake time, or flavor at all. I’ve also tried the recipe with just chocolate chips added, and it was still super yummy!

Overall, Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is simple to make. You probably already have most of the ingredients lying around your kitchen. The hardest part will be ‘accidentally’ waiting for those banana peels to start to turn! Oh, Darn!

What are some of your favorite things to make with ripened bananas?

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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

If you love bananas, check out Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

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Serves: 10-12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 65 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 very ripe medium-sized bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350°F

2

Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Leave a little extra over the sides so you can lift your loaf out after baking.

3

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes until smooth with the flat beater attachment. Add the egg then add the mashed bananas and vanilla, mixing after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix, until well combined.

4

Add the flour and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Be sure not to over mix.

5

Gently stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.

6

Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

7

Let cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.

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1 Comment

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    Ayleen French
    August 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Sounds yummy! Miss your cooking and baking!

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