Recipe: Banana Bread with Walnuts, Coconut and Chocolate Chips

I knew banana bread was in my future when the Handsome Husband brought home 10 lbs of bananas last week. We ate bananas, we sucked down peach-banana smoothies, I even fired up the culinary torch and roasted a few.  Finally by the end of the week we were down to 3. So I decided it was time to pull out a bread pan and bake a loaf of banana bread.  If you don’t like your bread with coconut, walnuts or chocolate chips then leave them out.  This is a great recipe with or without the extras.  Just remember ripe {spotted} bananas have more flavor.


1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
4 tablespoons unsalted butter {softened}
1 cup sugar
2  eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas, peeled, and mashed with a fork (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. In a second mixing bowl combine the bananas, eggs, vanilla, sugar and butter mix until smooth and creamy.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.  Fold in coconut, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Pour batter into a prepared pan {I use Pam cooking spray}. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes then turn the bread out onto  a wire rack.  Cool. Slice and serve.

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  1. says

    not sure why but i am the only one that will eat banana bread around here. i do however have a recipe for a banana/choc chip snack cake that gets devoured in no time so that’s what i use to dispose of the overripe bananas.

  2. Jenny says

    I added the Banana in with the wet ingredients…I sure hope that was right. I may have overlooked it, but I don’t see where to add the bananas in the recipe. I’m not the “recipe police”..but I just thought you might like to add that little bit ;o)

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