This EASY Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is a perfect and delicious way to put ripe bananas to good use. When you cut through this bread while warm and take a bite, you’ll feel like you’re in heaven! This is the best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Walnuts out there and it’s so simple to make.
Why I love this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Walnuts
Everyone needs an easy banana bread recipe in their back pocket to deal with overripe bananas. This is mine, and I’ll go out on a limb and say it is the BEST Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
The bread itself is moist, sweet and delicious. The chocolate adds a gooeyness that means every bite taken when warm is utterly decadent.
Though it calls for walnuts, you can essentially use any other nuts you like or have on hand. I love it with pecans, too!
It pairs nicely with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of tea in the afternoon, whatever you choose.
Ready to learn how to bake up this goodness?
Other Baked Recipes to try: Banana Bread Cake (Bolo de Farinha de Rosca com Banana)/Key Lime Cake Recipe/Super Moist Apple Cake Recipe
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In addition to these tools, you’re going to need a few ingredients to make this banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and walnuts, too.
- Unsalted butter—it needs to be at room temperature for blending, so be sure to remove it from the fridge 30-45 minutes before mixing this recipe up.
- Granulated sugar—also known as white sugar, this is our sweetener. There is no substitute.
- Eggs—we need two large eggs for this recipe
- Bananas—the bananas need to be very ripe
- Vanilla extract—if you can afford the real kind (and not the imitation vanilla), please invest in it because the flavor it adds is amazing.
- All-purpose flour—also known as AP flour
- Whole milk or yogurt—this is going to add creaminess and fat to our bread. Please use whole milk or whole milk yogurt so that the consistency is what it needs to be.
- Baking soda—this is our leavener, and it will help the banana bread rise. There is no substitute.
- Kosher salt
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips—or your favorite type of chocolate chip
- Toasted walnut—or any other type of nuts you enjoy! Toasting them really takes the banana bread to another level.
How do you make banana bread with chocolate chips?
Preheat oven to 350. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spritz with nonstick baking spray, and set aside.
Mash the bananas with a fork. Set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients. Cream the butter with the sugar using a hand mixer. Once light and fluffy, add the eggs and vanilla extract.
With the hand mixer, beat until light and fluffy.
Add the mashed bananas and beat to combine.
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) to the batter.
Pour in the milk, too. Use a spatula and stir gently to combine.
Add in the walnuts and chocolate chips, and stir to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with the remaining walnuts and chocolate chips on top of the batter. You can also sprinkle on some coarse salt for pop of minerality and saltiness.
Bake until golden brown and cooked through! Test the doneness with a butter knife or skewer inserted into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go.
Let the bread cool slightly before slicing.
Enjoy with coffee, as an afternoon snack, breakfast or anyway you’d like!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Chocolate chips added to banana bread are DELICIOUS, and I highly recommend it.
We’ve got a few ingredients in this bread keeping it moist, including the bananas themselves, as well as the unsalted butter and the milk.
If you want to leave out the nuts in this banana bread and add extra chocolate chips to it, SURE!
The banana bread batter of this recipe should be thick enough to prevent this from happening. You do not need to toss them in flour to prevent them from sinking.
Other Banana Recipes You’ll Love:
- Banana Bread Cake (Bolo de Farinha de Rosca com Banana)
- Banana Pecan Ice Cream
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
- Banana Cupcakes with Banana Frosting
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Walnuts
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1.5 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup of whole milk or yogurt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of toasted walnut
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick baking spray, set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mash the bananas together using a fork. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. (This will take a few minutes.)
- Crack in the eggs. Measure in the vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
- Add the mashed bananas and beat to combine.
- Next, measure in the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt.
- Pour in the milk, and stir gently to combine.
- Add in most of the walnuts and chocolate chips, and stir to combine.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with the remaining walnuts and chocolate chips on top of the batter. You can also sprinkle on some coarse salt on top, too.
- Bake for 55 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through! Test the doneness with a butter knife or skewer inserted into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
- Let the bread cool slightly before slicing, and enjoy!