Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana bread is considered a quick bread, meaning that it forced to rise, opposed to naturally rising yeast breads.

Baking powder was invented in the mid 1800’s in England by a chemist, Alfred Bird, who was trying to find an alternative for his wife who was allergic to yeast and eggs.

Anyways, fast forward a little bit to 1933, after the “rise” (haha) of baking powder, one of the first known banana bread recipes appeared in a Pillsbury cook book called Balanced Recipes. After this publication, banana bread took off and included many variations, from raisins, nuts, chocolate or even bacon if you’re feeling a little non-traditional today.

Our recipe includes walnuts for a crunch and added bonus of chocolate chips. Enjoy and stay tuned for future variations of banana bread! šŸ™‚

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread


  • 1 Stick of Salted Butter (1/2 Cup)
  • 1 Cup Bakers Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs (Beaten)
  • 3 Ripe Bananas (1 Cup/Mashed)
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Flour (Sifted)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Walnuts (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Pam

Step 1:Ā 

Preheat the oven to 350Ā°F and grease a 9-inch loaf pan with Pam.

Step 2:Ā 

In a small saute pan, toast your walnuts for three minutes of a low temperature. Set aside.

Step 3:Ā 

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together your butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.

Step 4:Ā 

Next add the salt, eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, and baking soda. Mix together.

Step 5:Ā 

Fold in the flour and then mix in the walnuts and chocolate. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Step 6:Ā 

Place loaf pan in oven and cook for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in a pan for ten minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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