Pre heat the oven to 350 F or 175 C and adjust the over rack to middle.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl add the ripe banana and mash them with a fork till soft.
In a large bowl add the softened butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer or a whisk mix the butter and sugar till softened, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until well incorporated.
Now add the mashed banana and whisk it.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Using a spatula fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix.
Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips into the batter.
Carefully pour the batter into the prepared pan and top it with chocolate chips.
Bake the banana bread for 50 to 60 mins until the tooth pick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Keep an eye on the baking time after 45 mins, you definitely don’t want to over bake the bread.
Cool the bread in the loaf pan for ten minutes and on the counter top for atleast 30 minutes.
Slice and enjoy for breakfast, snack or dessert.