This chocolate chip banana bread by Nigella Lawson tastes delicious, and is a no frills bread that will please everyone. Her recipes are easy, elegant and fun, the kind of cook we all want to be.

Note:  See below for instructions on freezing your overripe bananas that are perfect for making this banana bread!

Chocolate chip banana bread by Bake Bellissima

Chocolate chip banana bread

5 from 1 vote
Author: loosely adapted from Nigella.com

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  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.

Tip: Freezing your overripe bananas

5 from 1 vote

As bananas start to turn brown and spotty, their flavor is becoming sweeter and more concentrated, making it a perfect time to freeze for later use.

Instructions

  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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