(recipe) chocolate chip banana nut bread

I’m honored to be picked to be part of the 2013 Pear Tree Greetings blogging team. As a Pearista, I’ll not only be showing off Pear Tree’s fabulous products but also fun ways to use them (and maybe even a couple giveaways for my readers). Remember the no cook strawberry shortcake gift and mustache Valentine’s Day oreo pops I did for them this past year? I’m a huge fan of Pear Tree, especially their Christmas Cards, and I’m looking forward to sharing my fun new blogging gig with you. Here’s one of my all time favorite banana bread recipes (along with some fun ways to gift it). I don’t make it too often anymore because Logan hates chocolate. You couldn’t bribe the kid to eat it. He’s totally missing out! This is a great gift to give to the neighbors for the holidays.

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf or 3 mini loaves)

3 Ripe Bananas
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 Egg
2 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients (baking soda, sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt).

Step 3: Mash banana and combine with wet ingredients (egg, butter). Mix dry and wet ingredients together until smooth.

Step 4: Mix in chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips.

Step 5: Pour mixture into a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Wrap up in cellophane and attach one of Pear Tree’s Christmas Notelettes before giving to neighbors or friends.

Pear Tree also makes super cute Christmas gift tags & personalized stickers that you can use to personalize your handmade treats.

The fine print: This post is sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings, the opinions and text are all mine. Pear Tree Greetings has helped tens of thousands of customers celebrate life’s shareable moments with a collection of uniquely personal, high-quality greetings and stationery. Pear Tree Greetings offers a full line of Christmas cards, holiday photo cards, announcements, address labels, save-the-dates and dozens of other high-quality paper products, so you can seize every opportunity to connect with others. Custom greetings made simple, affordable, and absolutely keep-worthy.


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. angela s says

    My daughter & I are going to make this together. It looks soooo good! I missed this for Christmas, but I really like all the personalized notelettes and gift tags. The little gift tags are too cute! Can’t believe some don’t like Chocolate! My nephew only liked white chocolate when he was young, but he “snapped out of it” when he was in kindergarden. lol
    Thanks for sharing the tips and recipe.


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