Paul Hollywood generously shared his delicious banana, walnut and chocolate chip loaf recipe. This delicious treat is his unique take on traditional banana bread, with the added bonus of delicious drizzles of gooey chocolate and crunchy nuts sprinkled throughout.
With Paul’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to bake bread that’s not only incredibly moist and flavorful, but also beautifully textured. Each bite is a heavenly combination of the sweet aroma of ripe bananas, the rich indulgence of chocolate chips, and the satisfying crunch of walnuts. This recipe is sure to become an absolute favorite for any baking enthusiast.
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled
- 250g powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 140g soft butter
- 250 g flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 100g walnut pieces
- 100g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.
- Line a 900g loaf tin with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas and sugar with the back of a fork.
- Add the eggs and mix well with an electric hand mixer until everything is fully incorporated.
- Add the butter and stir for a few more minutes to combine.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix with a spatula.
- Add walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Mix everything again before pouring it into the loaf tin lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool slightly in the tin.
- Turn over and serve thickly sliced, either warm or at room temperature.
- Uneaten cake will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Box shape
- Baking paper or non-stick spray
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Cooling rack
This Banana, Walnut, and Chocolate Chip Bread recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Gluten (found in regular flour)
- Nuts (walnut pieces)
- Dairy products (butter)
- Soy (in some chocolate chips)
Please be sure to check the specific brands of ingredients used as allergen information may vary.
Storage and leftovers
If you have any leftover of this delicious Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Chip Loaf, you can save it to enjoy later. Here are some tips:
- Allow the bread to cool completely before storing.
- Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.
- Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- For longer storage, refrigerate for up to 1 week.
- To freeze, slice the loaf and wrap individual slices in plastic wrap or place in a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Health Benefits of Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Chip Bread
The combination of bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips in this delicious loaf not only provides a heavenly taste but also offers various health benefits. Let’s delve deeper into the nutritional benefits each ingredient provides:
Bananas are known for their high potassium content, which plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy heart. They also contain important vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B6 and fiber, which contribute to better digestion and general well-being. Bananas are a great natural source of energy and are therefore an ideal ingredient for a morning bread.
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have positive effects on brain health and reduce inflammation in the body. Their high antioxidant content helps fight oxidative stress and protects against certain chronic diseases. Additionally, walnuts provide a good amount of protein, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E, all of which contribute to improved heart health.
Although chocolate chips are not typically associated with health benefits, they can have some positive effects when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate, often used to make chocolate chips, contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, dark chocolate has the potential to improve brain function and mood due to its caffeine content and various stimulants.
Combining all of these ingredients in one loaf is not only a delicious treat for your taste buds, but also offers a number of nutritional benefits. So next time you bake a Banana, Walnut, and Chocolate Chip Bread, rest assured you’re treating yourself to a delicious, healthy snack!