Bananas in Pajamas : Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread


 The descriptive title not only references a weird (and maybe kinda ok?) 90’s kids show, but also refers to the attire I’m wearing as I scarf down this whole loaf of deliciously moist banana bread. Seriously, its awesome.

I got this recipe from, and I’m obsessed!! Its so, so good. I made a few adjustments: instead of using 1 cup white sugar, I used 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar- to give the bread a little more moisture from that molasses! I also added in chopped walnuts and vanilla. I made the recipe both in muffin/cupcake form as well as a small loaf. The muffins took 25 minutes, while the loaf took about 45 minutes.

Just look at the ingredients! Bananas- where else will you get your potassium today?? Eggs- you need that protein! Walnuts- Omega-3s are so great for you! and, of course, WHERE would you get your antioxidants for the day if not for the chocolate in the bread?! SO super healthy!

ok, maybe not that healthy, BUT, definitely incredibly delicious. Will be making this a million more times.

Here is the recipe from (

Original recipe makes 1 9×5-inch loaf (This recipe was good for 12 cupcakes and 1 mini loaf- made in aluminum pan)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar- I used 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • (I added in 2/3 cup chopped walnuts)PREP

    15 minsCOOK

    1 hr 10 minsREADY IN

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan, preferably glass.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir bananas, milk, and cinnamon in another bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a third bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir banana mixture into butter mixture. Stir in dry mixture until blended. Fold in chocolate chips until just combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

** again, I made cupcakes (25 minutes at 325) and 1 mini loaf (45 minutes at 325), and it was great, because I got the loaf to myself, and I was able to share the love, too! Nothing people like more than being surprised with home-baked goods!



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