Homemade Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

28 Jan

And….another weekend goes by. I can’t believe time is flying so quickly! In the blink of an eye, it’ll be February. In just a few days Groundhog Phil (did you know his full name is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sages of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary?) will decide whether we will have 6 more weeks of winter.

According to the superstition, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his burrow, spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. I am crossing my fingers for an early spring. If you live on the northern East Coast, you’ll know it has been unbearably cold in the past week. The added cold which whips your face upon walking only adds to the notion that accounts for the phrase “bitter cold”.

Nevertheless, these freezing temps allows for hot drinks and an extra excuse to bake goodies. Yesterday, I made banana bread and it was quite exquisite. The recipe is below:

Homemade Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
1 egg
5 tablespoons almond milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips



  1. Sift together salt and flour.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat the egg slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture with the bananas. Mix in sifted ingredients until combined. Stir in milk, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Spread batter into one greased and floured 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F until top is brown and cracks along the top. This generally takes 55-60 min.

Banan Bread

One Response to “Homemade Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”


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