Updated: Jan 12
One of the prairies' main baked snacks, Banana Bread is a great way to use up overripe bananas and have a very tasty snack. This one is likely the same(ish) base recipe as your mom's or grandma's, but with my favourite additions in the mix: melty chocolate and crunchy walnuts.
Every family that's been in the prairies for a few generations likely has their own version of banana bread. This one is my mom's (I know, yet another one of my Mom's recipes - she's amazing), with my favourite additions: milk chocolate chips and walnuts.
Next time you have some browning bananas or bananas in your freezer and you're feeling like whipping up a low-effort recipe, this one is for you! If you gather your ingredients before starting, this literally takes you 5 minutes to prepare and combine, and about an hour to bake. Now that's a pretty great snack!
Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used milk)
Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.
Add the brown sugar and butter into the bowl and combine with the bananas. Then, combine the egg and vanilla.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Combine with the wet ingredients.
Using parchment or cooking oil, cover a loaf pan and pour in the batter.
Bake for approximately 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the middle clean.
Let cool for about an hour, slice, and enjoy warm with a bit of butter!
Store in refrigerator for up to five days and freezer for up to three months.
If you try this recipe or a variation of it, let me know! Even better, send or tag me in a picture through TikTok, Instagram, or Facebook!
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