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Easy Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

This Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread is so delicious, moist and tender with a chocolatey flavor, crunchy nuts and wonderful aroma. Either as breakfast or dessert, it will make you feel cozy and heartwarming.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate banana bread, easy banana bread
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (see Notes for non-dairy substitute)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) and butter a loaf pan.
  • Gather dry ingredients. Sift cocoa powder into the all-purpose flour, then add baking soda, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and salt to that same bowl. Mix to combine them evenly.
    Dry ingredients for Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread
  • In a mixing bowl, mash bananas until there's no big lumps. Add the melted butter and stir well to combine. Then stir in the egg and sugar.
    Wet ingredients for Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread
  • Add the flour mixture and chopped walnuts to the wet ingredients. With a wooden spoon or spatula, gently mix to combine. Do not over-mix.
    Mix the batter of chocolate walnut banana bread
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    chocolate banana bread batter in a loaf pan
  • Remove from the oven and let the bread cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes. After that, remove the bread from the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack.



For dairy-free option, you can use 1/4 cup of oil instead of melted butter.
I use a 4''x8'' loaf pan.
I personally think half a cup of sugar provides enough sweetness for the bread. Consuming less sugar will make our body happier :).
If you want more or less spice aroma, you can increase or reduce cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder by 1/4 teaspoon each.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.2mg