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Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread. This tender and moist banana bread is fully loaded with melty chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 385kcal



  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup buttermilk **see notes if no buttermilk on hand
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 bananas mashed (approx 1½ cups)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • additional chocolate chips for the top of the bread prior to baking


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray loaf pan with baking spray set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars.
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk and mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Top with additional chocolate chips.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes covered with loosely with foil. Remove then continue baking for an additional 30 minutes or until fully cooked, top will be a golden brown. (foil helps to prevent too much browning)
  • Allow to cool in the pan then remove to continue cooling on a wire rack.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg