There are some recipes that are so simple and so delicious that you practically want to punch yourself in the face for not making them more often. That’s how easy and obscenely delicious this chocolate chip banana nut bread is. It’s so basic that I can almost guarantee that you will have all the ingredients in your fridge.RIGHT.NOW.
We just survived the polar vortex in the longest month of the year here in the Midwest. I don’t know how the heck January can be eleventy billion days long but it was. I am sure of it. I was just whining to the Big Guy about how I was missing my mom. He looked at me and said, it’s been 4 weeks, not 4 years! What? Only 4 weeks? Maybe it’s been because of the holidays and the snow days but it really feels like January was so long this year. I’m just going to go ahead and call it; January is its own year.
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But no fear. Snow days, winter breaks and polar vortex be damned, this chocolate chip banana nut bread paired with a cup of hot cocoa ( champurrado if you’re really feeling decadent) is just what we all need to warm up from the inside out. Nothing says happiness like a mouthful of warm deliciousness. Welp never thought I’d use that line on a bunch of moms in reference to chocolate chip banana nut bread but this is the one instance that statement might actually be true.
Now, back to this delicious and easy chocolate chip banana nut bread.
I know you’re thinking to yourself, banana nut bread is not that impressive. It’s just…BREAD! Only it’s not. It’s fresh bread that takes less than an hour to make from scratch and it is delicious. Bonus, the kids can help. Actually, it’s so easy, they could make it themselves.
I made it Wednesday when the entire of the Midwest was on polar vortex 2019 lockdown. We were all in the house and we needed a snack, so thanks to 4 very ripe bananas and a look-see around out pantry and voila, baked deliciousness. The entire loaf was gone by the end of the night.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread Recipe
- 4 Medium Ripe Bananas the riper the sweeter
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 EGG
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oile
- 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Chocolate chips
- 1 cup Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Mash the bananas until smooth with a fork.
- Whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Fold the dry mixture into the wet and mix just until batter forms. Don't overwork or it will become mushy.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking loaf. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cool. Serve warm.
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I hope you love this easy and delicious chocolate chip banana walnut bread recipe as much as my family did.
What’s your favorite snow day recipe?