Made the perfect Sunday treat last weekend – banana bread (with chocolate and nuts of course)! No working person has time to make this during the week, so keep this as a weekend treat.

As a sidenote, I’ve been working hard on my photography… what do you think? :)


Bowl 1: sugar, butter, eggs

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Pecans
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-8

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas (bananas with brown bruised skin are perfect for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (heaping cup)
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans (could substitute walnuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray your loaf pan with “Pam” or smear with a coat of butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter with a fork. Add the eggs, beat with whisk.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  4. In another medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Pour the banana mixture into the sugar/butter/egg mixture. Add flour mixture in 3-4 parts, only adding more when the flour disappears.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and pecans.
  7. Pour batter into buttered pan, sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let stand until cool. Slice and enjoy!


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  1. olga
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    looks yummy. eric wants me to make this!

    • Pamela
      Posted December 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! Let me know how you and Eric like it!

  2. Marlene
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Mmmmm..I bet your kitchen smelled great!

    • Pamela
      Posted December 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      Smelled amazing! And builds up the excitement :)

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