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Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana-walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
20 mins
1 hr 45 mins
1 9x4 inch loaf


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat a 9x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add mashed bananas and beat until combined. Beat eggs into the butter mixture one at a time, fully blending each egg before adding the next. Stir vanilla extract and milk into the mixture.

  • Stir chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and flour mixture into banana mixture until just incorporated.

  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Tap pan on the counter to release any air pockets.

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour 10 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  • Let the bread rest in the pan for 15-20 minutes; remove from pan, slice, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 407.4mg. Full Nutrition