An easy and delicious variation on banana nut loaves is to use semisweet chocolate chips instead of the nuts. It’s an easy substitution with a couple of slight modifications. Use the same of amount of chocolate chips (I prefer semisweet as a tasty contrast to the sweetness of the banana loaf) in the same amount as the nuts required in the recipe. Try to use the mini chips if possible as they do not fall to the bottom of the batter as easily. Also, pour about an inch of the batter in the pan or tins before adding chips to the remaining batter and then spooning the remainder on top. This will prevent the chips from going to the bottom of your pan, where they will scorch. Try it sometime, our guests love them this way!