Banana-Nut Chip Bread Recipe

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"Leftover bananas inspired me to make this homespun bread," recounts Raymond Lux from Arlington, Texas. The loaves are nicely spiced with nutmeg and include lots of crunchy nuts, sweet chocolate chips and hearty oats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 150 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat bananas, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Banana-Nut Chip Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p47

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 259993
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"This recipe rates 5* par excellence. Only change: I didn't have regular chocolate chips, so I used 1 cup milk chocolate chips."

s_pants User ID: 174050 33145
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"Definitely has a different texture with the oats, but it is soooo good!"

TravelBug1984 User ID: 5939583 80972
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"My husband and I absolutely love this recipe for Banana-Nut bread!! I have made this recipe several times and I love all of the flavor that it has. It does not disappoint!"

Susantm User ID: 3505975 41823
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"Very yummy bread with gooey chocolate chips, crunchy nuts, and the goodness of oatmeal. My favorite banana bread."

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