Classic banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and toasted walnuts


banana bread recipe


Everyone loves banana bread! And for good reason, it’s easy to make and the end result is always delicious.

Although bananas have been available in the US since 1870, it wasn’t until Pillsbury featured their first banana bread recipe in 1933 that it started gaining in popularity. 

Banana bread quickly became a standard in American kitchens with the popularity of baking soda and baking powder. 

Today, families the world over enjoy banana bread for its convenience and universal appeal. Try this simple banana bread recipe today!

This recipe makes one loaf which will keep for up to three days.

banana bread recipe


3 to 4 ripe bananas
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of chocolate chips
3/4 cup of toasted walnut pieces

banana bread recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
  2. Grease loaf pan.
  3. For the batter, peel bananas, then mash them with a fork in a shallow bowl until they’re the consistency of baby food.
  4. Stir in 1/3 cup of melted butter.
  5. Add 1 cup brown sugar.
  6. Whisk until well blended.
  7. Add 1 large egg.
  8. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  9. Stir until blended.
  10. In a separate bowl, sift 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  11. Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt to the batter.
  12. Add the 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of toasted walnut pieces to the batter.
  13. Scrape batter into loaf pan.
  14. Bake for about 75 minutes, use a tester to check the centre of the loaf.
  15. Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes, then insert a cake tester or toothpick to check the centre. If it comes out clean, then it’s done.
  16. Remove pan from oven.

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