Walnut & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sherin thomas
by Sherin thomas
6 servings
1 hr

Banana Bread is an absolute favorite with the kids and the hubby in my house. My kids devour this banana bread mainly because it has chocolate chips. I have made several versions of banana bread, but this one takes the prize! So moist, perfectly baked, and delicious crunch from the walnuts.

This is a perfect breakfast preparation. When I have bananas that have gotten ripe and brown on the skin, I either freeze them for breakfast smoothies or make banana bread with them. Ripe bananas are the best to make banana bread since they bring natural sweetness and make the bread nice and moist.

Ingredients needed to make this:

  • Banana’s : The riper the banana’s, the better. If you have banana’s lying around ,use them to make this delicious item.
  • Eggs : Helps in adding more richness and creaminess to the batter
  • Flour: Use organic or regular flour, either will work.
  • Baking soda & powder : Adds tenderness and neutralizes the batter, also acts as leavening/rising agent .
  • Butter : Adding small quantitiy of butter will yield in a crisper crust and higher rise.
  • Walnuts : Gives a delicious crunch and are super good for you. Can substitute with almonds as well.
  • Chocolate chips: These melt right into the bread while baking for a delicious bite!
  • Milk : A tbsp to 2 tbsp, simply to combine the ingredients.
  • Sugar : As per sweetness needed, brown sugar can also be used for a richer taste.
How to make this Banana Bread?

  • Mash the ripe banans and keep them aside. In a bowl ,beat together ,eggs and sugar till light yellow in shade. Add the softened butter and combine.
  • In a seperate bowl, mix together flour,baking powder ,baking soda . Add these to the wet ingredients and combine.Add the mashed bananas and splash of milk and combine with a spatula.
  • Finally add in the walnuts and chocolate chips and fold them in the batter. Do not overmix.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes till inside comes clean with a toothpick or skewer.

How to store and keep for later use.

The banana bread stores well for a few days if refrigerated. I usually wrap leftover banana bread in aluminum foil tightly and refrigerate it. When needed, warm it up slightly in the microwave or for 5 to 10 minutes or more as needed in a 250-degree oven.

Serve it for breakfast or a snack in the evening. The best way is to serve it warm with some softened butter spread on top. While the bread is still warm, the butter lusciously melts into the bread, making it a heavenly bite!

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The recipe is adapted from Mary Berry’s Baking Book.

Walnut & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 50 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 2 Ripe Banana, preferably brown skin, Mashed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat the oven to 320 degrees. Grease a large loaf tin and parchment paper and set it aside.
Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda and set aside.
Beat together eggs and sugar till light yellow, add the butter and mix with a handheld mixer or a whisk. Once incorporated , add the flour mix and combine well.
Add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and milk and mix well for another minute. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and fold them with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf tin and smoothen the top with a spatula. Sprinkle some blanched sliced almonds on top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45- 50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and sit for 5 to 10 minutes before removing the loaf tin. Slice and serve with some softened butter spread on top.
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