Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

Making today a little bit sweeter with this Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread. This three-bowl homemade banana bread with rich melted dark chocolate, delicious walnuts, and extra dark chocolate chips is the perfect way to get through the end of the week. It’s super easy and made a little healthier with chunks of walnuts and a reduced amount of sugar, because overripe bananas are pretty sweet on their own! One bite is filled with the deepest chocolate flavor, the perfect amount of sweetness, and a slight crunch from the walnuts. SO GOOD! But most importantly, everyone will LOVE this loaf! It’s a great way to get your chocolate fix. Plus, it’s super easy to make and pretty difficult to mess up. This banana bread always turns out GREAT!

chocolate walnut banana bread on a white plate with white flowers, glass of milk, and a wood hilted knife

About The Recipe

I can’t think of a more classic combo than bananas and chocolate. Why not combine them together?

So, that’s exactly what we did! It was a classic case of, “Shoot. I have overripe bananas. What do I do with them?

Well, after a few minutes of thinking, the answer had never been clearer! We glanced around the kitchen and noticed both a bag of chocolate and a bag of walnuts sitting out on the counter. It was kinda like one of those movie moments when the two heroes look at each other and know exactly what they need to do.

overheat shot of chocolate banana bread with chocolate covered knife and white flowers

And we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! A sweet, rich loaf that pairs deliciously well with a cup of coffee.. or when you desperately need a midnight snack.

It also works as a great brunch, or gift! It’s so good and easy to make. It’s seriously one of my new favorite recipes!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Walnuts
flour, eggs, bananas, chocolate, sugar, salt, baking powder, oil, walnuts, and milk in glass bowls

Instructions

Add chocolate and vegetable oil in a small pot. Place over low heat and let melt until smooth. Set aside.

Now, in a medium sized bowl, smash bananas until only small chunks remain. You can actually use a potato masher, fork, or your hands!

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

Combine eggs and milk in a medium sized mixed bowl. Whisk until thoroughly.

Mix in bananas.

Pour the banana mixture into dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Add in melted chocolate.

Mix the chopped walnuts.

Now, spoon batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 45 minutes, or until the banana bread tests done. Let cool and turn out of pan.

Storing/Reheating

Let’s be real. You probably won’t eat two chocolate banana breads in one day. So, we need to store it! Luckily for you, these store really well.

You can keep one out on the counter, in a sealable plastic bag, for a few days. Just to have one always ready to be snacked on! But, with the second loaf, you have more options! You can store in a sealable plastic bag and keep in the fridge or even the freezer. Or, you could just put both into the freezer and thaw whenever you want one.

To thaw, you can get it out of the freezer and leave out on the counter for a few hours. You could even slice a piece and pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute. Whatever works for you!

chocolate banana bread on a white plate with parchment, white flowers, glass of milk, and a wood knife

Expert Tips

  • Each pan should have about 2 cups of batter.
  • This recipe freezes really well!
  • Make sure the chocolate is thoroughly melted.
  • Don’t over mix!
  • Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, try and work as quickly as you can. Since this recipe has baking powder, the batter will begin to rise as soon as it’s mixed.
  • Sprinkling the top with chocolate chips is an optional step.

When you make this Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread recipe, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable

chocolate walnut banana bread on a white plate with white flowers, glass of milk, and a wood hilted knife

Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

Traci
Easy, chocolate-y, delicious, and the perfect way to start your day! This Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread is the absolute best.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 5-6 very ripe bananas smushed
  • 2 cups walnuts toasted and chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray 2 9-inch loaf pans with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine chocolate chips and oil in a small saucepan.
  • Melt over low heat, stirring continually until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl beat milk and eggs together.
  • Add bananas. Mix.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture.
  • Add walnuts.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until bread tests done.

Notes

  • Each pan should have about 2 cups of batter.
  • This recipe freezes really well!
  • Make sure the chocolate is thoroughly melted.
  • Don't over mix!
  • Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, try and work as quickly as you can. Since this recipe has baking powder, the batter will begin to rise as soon as it's mixed.
  • Sprinkling the top with chocolate chips is an optional step.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 194mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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