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Banana-Chip Nut Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


1 mini loaf (6 slices)

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Even if you're not following a gluten-free diet, you'll enjoy this delightful bread from our Test Kitchen. The chocolate chips and chopped walnuts are a nice complement to the mild banana flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg, room temperature
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mashed potato flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg; mix well. In a small bowl, mash banana with buttermilk. Combine the flours, potato flakes, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into a 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 147 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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