Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I saw this New York Times Cooking recipe for chocolate chip banana bread and decided to make it since I had some extra ripe bananas I needed to do something with soon. My maternal grandmother used to make banana bread all the time and I have not really had it since she passed away so definitely some nostalgia with this recipe too. I also dug out some of my families silverware my mother gave me years ago to use to style this image for more of a lifestyle food photography vintage feel.

I used natural window light with a golden reflector to balance light and fill in shadows and styled this food image in a simple and classic lifestyle scene framed from an over head flat lay.

Chocolate chip walnut banana bread loaf in a baking pan, styled with a slice of bread on a white plate. Lifestyle simple scene.
Freshly baked chocolate chip banana bread loaf topped with walnuts sitting in a 9×5 non stick pan.


  •  Nonstick spray, as needed
  • 4 very ripe medium bananas, peeled
  • 6 tablespoons/85 grams unsalted butter, melted
  •  cup/80 milliliters plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup/220 grams light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups/255 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup/135 grams finely chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips (see Tip)
  • ¾ cup/130 grams coarsely chopped toasted nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or pecans (optional)


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