Banana bread with chocolate

banana bread with chocolate


  • 125 g soft butter.
  • 120 g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas (~400 g when peeled)
  • 300 g AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • ~ 10 g baking powder (slightly more than half of a whole 16g packet)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 60 g chocolate


  1. Mash peeled bananas into a puree.
  2. Beat butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until fluffy. Mix in both eggs one by one. Beat until properly incorporated.
  3. Stir in the mashed bananas
  4. Combine the dry ingredients, mix until homogeneous
  5. Using a spatula fold the dry mixture into the butter/Banana/egg mixture.
  6. Now add chopped chocolate, caramelized walnuts,…
  7. Butter and dust your pan with flour. Pour batter into pan. (I used a 25cm loaf pan and oil instead of butter, because it’s easier to spread)
  8. Bake in preheated oven (170°C) for 70-80 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Leave in pan for 10 min, then put the banana bread on a cooling rack.
  10. and enjoy.

Caramelized walnuts:

  • 70 g walnuts (I chopped them, but You can leave them whole)
  • 30 g sugar (might need more or less, I eyeballed it)
  1. Roast the walnuts in a pan until they start to smell nice. Take them out of the pan
  2. Pour sugar into pan. Melt sugar on high heat until it’s golden brown. (You can add some water before melting the sugar to help it distribute more evenly)
  3. Put walnuts back into pan. Mix until they are evenly coated with the melted sugar.
  4. Spread them onto some parchment paper and put them into the fridge until they are solid.
  5. Break them into little pieces and put those into banana bread.

Caramelized bananas:

  • 1/2 Banana cut into semi-circles
  • 30 g sugar

Melt sugar, put bananas in,… (Same as for walnuts)

The bananas didn’t turn out crispy, but turned into something liken a fudge. Maybe frying them before putting them into the molten sugar could fix that.

With the caramelized walnuts and bananas use about 100g of sugar for the batter. add the “banana-fudge” in between two layers of batter. You can kind of see the banana-fudge layer in the middle of the bread.

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