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Banana Bread with Chocolate and Walnuts

Banana Bread

A toasty slice of banana bread is the perfect way to start your morning. This moist and tender banana bread has a cake like texture. Easy to make and easy to bake, its ready for breakfast, brunch, a snack or dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 (9-inch x 5-inch) loaf pan


  • 100 grams light brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 100 grams granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 113 grams unsalted butter (1 stick OR 8 tablespoons), room temperature
  • 100 grams egg (2 large)
  • 3 each large ripe bananas
  • 15 grams whole milk (1 tablespoon)
  • 8 grams ground cinnamon (1 tablespoon)
  • 256 grams all-purpose flour (2 cups)
  • 5 grams baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • 5 grams baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • 5 grams kosher salt (1 teaspoon)
  • 84 grams dark chocolate chunks (1/2 cup), optional
  • 50 grams chopped walnuts (1/2 cup), optional


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Butter a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Stir in the whole milk and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Add the sugars and unsalted butter to a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer. Add the banana mixture to the sugar mixture and fold in with a spatula until well combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and fold in with spatula just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in dark chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts, if desired.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
  • Remove bread from pan, and cool completely before slicing.
Keyword banana bread, quick bread