Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by Holly on September 7, 2009

in recipes

Since y’all responded with oohs and ahhs to my Granny’s Banana Bread recipe yesterday, I thought I would share the Everythingtarian family recipe.

My Granny originally just made it simply as Banana Bread – no add-ins, no special touches, nada.  However, yours truly decided walnuts + chocolate chips would make a truly decadent pairing with this wondrous bread.

So here we go…a bi-generational recipe right at your fingertips!


Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1/2 stick butter
1 cup sugar
4 very ripe bananas
1 egg
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat, and it still turned out marvelously!)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add 3 of the bananas and egg; mix well.  Turn off the mixer, and add the dry ingredients into the bowl.  Mix until it forms a batter.  Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts, then pour in a greased loaf pan.  Slice the remaining banana on top.

Bake the bread for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.  Take out of the pan to cool, and enjoy!


Sorry for no regular post tonight – I just got back home and have a bajillion thangs to do!  However, I will see you tomorrow for our regularly scheduled blogging programming.

What was the highlight of your Labor Day weekend? Mine was probably seeing my long lost love Diana or just hanging around at home watching movies.  Ya can’t go wrong with either :).


Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm

omg – looks INSANE!!! I heart breads :)

Hmmm highlight of LD weekend – hanging out with my fam the whole time. :D

Lizzy September 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

YAY for the recipe! thanks babes! :)

Cindy September 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm

OHHHHHHHHHHH your bread looks DIVINE
PERFECT way to kick off Fall.

I love hand me down recipes. I have a few but not many..but they are mmmmm

our weekend was so nice, thanks for asking!

Happy Monday

Brooke September 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm

PLEAASSEEEEEEE send me like 10 loaves of this! I PROMISE TO SEND YOU A PACKAGE/a beautiful letter in return this time ;) :D


janetha September 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm

the highlight of my weekend was looking at that freaking delicious bread! bake me some!

Whole Body Love September 7, 2009 at 11:19 pm

The highlight of my weekend was hearing Snuffy try to sing along with Tom Petty while we were in the car… What? You thought I had a social life?

Tay September 8, 2009 at 1:25 am

Fabulous recipe! It just so happens that I have some ripening bananas just waiting to be baked with! Thanks chica!!

Lara (Thinspired) September 8, 2009 at 4:34 am

Hi Holly! Thanks for visiting my blog! This banana bread looks delicious. It’s good to know that wholewheat flour works…kinda balances out the chocolate chips ;)

insideiamdancing September 8, 2009 at 4:49 am

Had I seen this last week, my weekend highlight would have been baking and eating banana bread :D Looks delicious!

Your package came today- THANK YOU :D xxx

Leianna September 8, 2009 at 5:13 am

Bread recipe looks amazing, I need to make it!

Haleigh September 8, 2009 at 6:18 am

Thanks for the recipe! I have a load of overripe bananas and now I think I know what I am going to do with them ;)

Katie September 8, 2009 at 6:42 am

OMGoodness that bread looks out of this world!! I got to see my bestie this weekend, too. Hope your rendezvous was full of laughter like mine was! :-)

Andrea@WellnessNotes September 8, 2009 at 7:25 am

I have some very ripe bananas sitting on my counter that are begging me to be made into banana bread! I think reading this recipe was a sign, don’t you think?

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) September 8, 2009 at 8:15 am

Oh my YUM! That looks delicious!

The highlight of my Labor Day weekend was the big family cookout at my dad’s house!

brandi September 8, 2009 at 8:35 am

that bread looks killer. and very similar to a muffin recipe I will be posting at lunch :)

best part of my weekend? ALL. THE. FOOTBALL. *sigh*

Low September 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

Thanks for the recipe! The highlights of my weekend were my 4 mile run and being a lazy bum :)

Meghan@traveleatlove September 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

Yum thats amazing! Highlight of my weekend, definitely a super sunny day in Napa.

Angharad (Eating for England) September 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

Annnnnd I’m done. Cannot get better than banana bread in my opinion (ok except carrot cake) and this looks amazingly good! Love the addition of sliced bananas on TOP of the bread. They look sooo good baked. Note to self: have baking extravanganza soon!

K September 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

WHY must you post these delicious creations?! I have to make it and eat it now ;)

Evan Thomas September 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

I’m loving the huge chunk o’ walnut in that pic. Makes it look sooo good

Lynn @ The Actors Diet September 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

that bread looks scrumptious. i wish i’d had a granny that baked!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) September 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm

oh my god. i love, love, love chocolate chip banana bread. i like to eat thick slices warm from the oven, slathered with peanut butter. i might have to try your recipe soon!

glad your labor day weekend at home was a good one! being with friends and fam is the best :-)

Katie September 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm

HOLLY that bread looks so good! I NEED IT.

Movie days are so much fun.

Faith September 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the recipe, that is some FANTASTIC looking bread!

Jess September 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I MUST try this!!
<3 jess

Lauren September 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

That bread looks crazy good! The only thing in this world that could possibly make it any better would be a little smear of AB! :)

Hope you had a great day!

Mia {runs and rests} September 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Insane! :D Loving the wholewheat-chocolate chip-walnut crazies right there!
You know I love my bread. I made a fresh loaf last night – matcha banana bread. Banana totally overpowered the matcha flavor but still good moist nana bread. Yum.

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) September 8, 2009 at 6:28 pm

This is over the top, Holly. I think it might be the ultimate banana bread recipe. I can practically smell it from here…haha. :D

Matt September 8, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Banana bread is the best! I’m a huge walnut fan these days too. And they’re good for you, therefore this is healthy banana bread, right?

Matt September 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I will have to make that!

Jenny September 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

you everythingtarian’s sure know how to whip up a slammin’ loaf of bread!

happy hump day to you gaw-jess!

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