Cinnamon Spice Banana Bread


Brown speckled bananas means banana bread! For a banana bread with a punch of flavor, try this recipe out! Over at our house, there are a few view points on banana bread. And one of them most definitely is WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS! Nuts are something that I happen to love.

Therefore, we make a big batch of banana bread, so we can have 2 loaves! One with chocolate, and one with nuts! And the nice thing about this recipe, is it makes 2 loaves! One for now, and one to freeze for later! Win-Win!

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chocolate chip and banana nut bread

Cinnamon Spice Banana Bread

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves of banana bread 1x


Ingredients for Batter:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 

Ingredients for Toppings and Mix-Ins:

  • 1 cups chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy with mixer.
  3. Peel and smash bananas with a fork in bowl. Add to butter mixture. 
  4. Beat eggs with fork in the same bowl you smashed bananas. (Less dishes to wash!)
  5. Pour the beaten eggs in.
  6. Add balance of dry ingredients except flour, mix in.
  7. Start to add flour one cup at a time, mixing in.
  8. Butter 2 parchment lined loaf pans
  9. Scoop out 1/4 batter into one loaf pan, then sprinkle with half the chocolate chips. Using a butter knife, swirl them in.
  10. Repeat same steps in 2nd loaf pan, only with walnuts.
  11. Divide remaining batter into each loaf pan. Smooth over the top.
  12. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top of one and walnuts over the top of other. Press in slightly, but still allow to show.
  13. Bake for 40 minutes, turning half way thru.
  14. Check for doneness by pressing down lightly on top, looking for a bounce back. Bake another 5-10 minutes if needed as ovens vary.
  15. Cool at least 30 minutes before pulling out of pan with parchment. Serve warm or room temp.


  • Bread stays fresh stored in fridge for 1 week.
  • Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Category: baked goods
  • Cuisine: american


  1. Izzy Reply

    Gotta love banana bread <3

    • theperksofbeingus Reply

      And so good for the soul!

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