Banana Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate Chunks

A slice of banana bread with walnuts and chocolate chips


3 large mashed bananas (browned bananas taste best!)

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup, separated

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.

2. Use a potato masher or large spoon to mash the bananas, leaving some small chunks for texture.

3. Add other wet ingredients (sugar, oil, eggs) to bananas and mix.

4. In a separate bowl (or directly on top of the wet ingredients) mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

5. Mix together wet and dry ingredients, add 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

6. Add chocolate chips and half of the walnuts, stir just until combined. 

7. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

8. Pour the remaining walnuts into a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Blend and pour on top of batter.

9. Bake for one hour, until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.