Chocolate & Hazelnut Banana Bread

slices of chocolate studded banana bread topped with banana and walnuts
  • Serves 12
  • Prep in 15 minutes
  • Cook in 40 minutes

I didn’t think my banana bread could get better than it was.

But then it did.

A slightly more indulgent version of my classic loaf but one that still delivers on the nutrition conscious side of things by packing in plenty of fibre, protein & choosing high cacao chocolate to offer those goodies to our hardworking bodies whilst also satisfying any & all sweet urges.

Key Facts

  • Family Friendly
  • Freezer Friendly
  • Easy Baking
  • High Protein, High Fibre, Low Sugar


  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free jumbo oats

  • 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 3 very ripe bananas + 1 for the top

  • 1/4 cup hazelnut milk

  • 1 heaped tablespoon raw cacao powder


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon avocado or coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup each walnuts & hazelnuts, roughly chopped

  • 2 large organic eggs

  • 100g dark chocolate broken into rough pieces (I use Ombar or Seed&Bean)


  1. 01

    Preheat your oven to 175°C & line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

  2. 02

    Blitz the oats in a blender to make a flour then combine with the ground hazelnuts, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt & cacao powder. Set aside.

  3. 03

    In a separate large bowl mash the bananas with nut milk, eggs & oil for 1-2 minutes until the consistency is smooth & creamy. I like to leave some small chunks of banana for texture. Slowly add in oat flour mixture & fold until just combined then mix through the nut pieces & chocolate chunks.

  4. 04

    Pour the batter into your prepared loaf tin, top with the extra banana & walnuts.

    Bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove from tin & place on wire rack until cold. Cut into slices & enjoy! It’ll also freeze sliced for 3 months.


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