My Favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Bread

I can never eat an overripe banana, even a small black spot or mushy texture is a big no-no. So all such bananas are usually used up in shakes and I also love them caramelized.

But such overripe bananas are of course best suited for baking and I love banana bread especially when it is loaded with chocolate and nuts.

I have tried a lot of recipes in search for the perfect one and this is my favorite, the best one so far! I first baked this bread last October and its the fourth time that I've baked it again. It's just what I have been looking for and everyone who has had it has loved it! The banana flavor is prominent without being over-powering, it's super moist and it has a ton of chocolate and nuts making every bite absolutely heavenly!
Recipe from Food52.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Bread

3 medium overripe bananas
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
10 tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Grease and line a 9"x5" loaf pan. Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F.
Beat bananas with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the banana mixture and mix just until combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
The top of the cake browns rather quickly, so I tented it with foil after about 25 minutes and then baked until it was done.
Let it cool completely before slicing. To get neat slices use a serrated knife and cut using a sawing motion.


  1. Lovely recipe and pics as well...and this is totally my kinda banana bread :-)

  2. I love banana bread! This looks awesome with the combination of chocolate and walnuts.

  3. I made this tasted awesome.
    Thank you so much for the recipe.


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