Baking & Sweets

Chocolate & Hazelnut Banana Bread

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

01

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

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.

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.

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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About me

Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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