Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Loaf

You all know how it is. You buy bananas to have for the family throughout the week but for whatever reason they aren’t gobbled up as quickly as you thought and suddenly they are brown and overripe. Time to toss them, right? Wrong!  You can throw together some wonderful and delicious foods with those overripe bananas. Peel them and freeze them to use in a smoothie in the coming weeks. Slice them and eat them with ice cream or mash them and mix them into your morning oatmeal, you can even make pancakes with them! Or follow the Hungry Household example and make banana nut bread with them (or muffins)!

For today’s Banana Nut Bread I added chocolate chips because the boys love that added chocolate decadence. I prefer to use dark chocolate chips with 60% cocoa. For some crazy reason, both of my loaf pans have disappeared so I had to run down the street to the Dollar Store and grab two disposable loaf pans for today’s project. These loaf pans are smaller than my usual loaf pans so I divided the mixture between them both as I was afraid that the batter was too much for one of them.  My boys sure didn’t care, they devoured them without a second thought.

Enjoy this loaf for breakfast with a cold glass of milk and some fruit on the side or let the kids enjoy it as an after school snack. Warm it for 5-8 seconds in the microwave and it will brighten any gloomy wintry day.


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Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Loaf
Don't toss those overripe bananas! Use them to make this warm comforting Banana Nut Bread. Whether served for breakfast or an after school snack, it is sure to make the kids smile.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45-55 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45-55 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Do not sift as this will separate the particles of the whole wheat pastry flour. Mix the dry ingredients with a fork.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the egg mixture and stir until well blended. Add the bananas. You can expect the batter to appear lumpy.
  4. Add the flour mixture and blend just until the dry ingredients are wet. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 45 -55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack about 10 minutes then turn out of the pan and allow to cool completely.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 319 mg
Potassium 123 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 29 g
Protein 5 g
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