Chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate chip banana bread by Bake BellissimaI have been making this chocolate chip banana bread forever and it is definitely a favorite! The taste is so delicious and it is a no frills bread that will please everyone. I am a huge fan of Nigella Lawson: her recipes are easy, elegant and fun, the kind of cook we all want to be.   You should really try this recipe, I am sure it will become a favorite of yours too…

P.S. See below for instructions on freezing your overripe bananas that are perfect for making this banana bread!

Chocolate chip banana bread by Bake Bellissima




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Chocolate chip banana bread
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 small very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the melted butter and sugar until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the mashed bananas, and the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, mixing to combine after each addition. Add in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon and pour into the prepared pan. Top with the chopped walnuts.
  5. Bake for 1 hour to 1-15 minutes, it is ready when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Place the pan on a rack to cool.



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Tip: Freezing your overripe bananas
Though I buy bananas every week, some weeks they are gone after a day, and other weeks they sit sadly on the counter for days, without anyone noticing them. Their fate is not sealed however, because as they start to turn brown and spotty, their flavor is becoming sweeter and more concentrated, making it a perfect time to freeze for later use!
  1. Peel the overripe bananas, and place on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer.
  2. Once the bananas have frozen, transfer them from the cookie sheet to a ziploc bag, and make sure to remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing.
  3. Place in the freezer. Peeled bananas can be kept in the freezer 3-4 months, while unpeeled bananas will keep 2 months.


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  1. Linda says

    I love your tip on how to freeze bananas- I would have never thought of peeling them first. This recipe is nice especially because of the added crunch from the walnuts. Great, easy, straightforward and delicious recipe!

  2. Micha3ygirl says

    Perfect recipe!! My bananas had just the right amount of brown speckles when I read this post – I had to make it!! Simple, light tasting (unlike the other recipes for banana cake I’ve previously tried) and just delicious. You’ve become my go to source for fool proof recipes – so happy!!!

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