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Banana Nut Bread with Chocolate Chips

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


An easy recipe for the most unbelievably MOIST banana bread with chocolate chips! This classic banana bread is studded with pecans and chocolate. My secret ingredient to perfect banana bread: extremely over-ripe bananas.



8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted or softened

1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 medium, very ripe bananas

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 bag of chocolate chips or 12 ounces of chopped chocolate

Banana Slices for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mash ripe bananas until smooth and slightly chunky. 
  3. In a large bowl combine melted or softened butter with brown sugar until smooth. 
  4. Add in eggs and whisk until smooth.
  5. To mixture, add milk and vanilla extract until combined. Add in in the mashed bananas to the batter and mix until incorporated. 
  6. Add in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt to batter and gently stir until batter is combined. Do not over mix, batter lumps are okay. 
  7. Gently fold in chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (reserve 1/4 cup for topping) and pecans until just combined.
  8. Pour batter into a prepared loaf tin, smooth the top and top with a few banana slices and remaining chocolate. Bake banana bread for 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. 
  9. Allow banana bread to cool for 10-20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and slicing. 


Muffins: Turn this banana bread into muffins easily by lining a cupcake tip with liners.

Bake for 25-30 minutes at the same temperature or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Keywords: banana nut bread, banana bread, chocolate chips