Drinks & Dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

A yummy chocolate twist on traditional banana bread, with a bit of hazelnut boost! Enjoy this delicious delight anytime of year with this quick and easy recipe - just a few ingredients mixed up and baked, and you have your chocolate hazelnut banana bread!

Total Time: 2 hr 30 min (including cooling time)

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 3 bananas (either very ripe or microwaved)
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 container McSteven's Chocolate Hazelnut Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly brush the inside of a 10-by-5 inch loaf pan with coconut oil and line with a strip of parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. If using very ripe bananas, skip microwaving. If using lightly ripe bananas, microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until soft. Mash bananas with the back of a fork in a large bowl until only a few lumps remain. 
  3. Add eggs and mix until smooth. 
  4. Add coconut oil, yogurt, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. 
  5. Add container of McSteven's Chocolate Hazelnut Cocoa. Mix until smooth.
  6. Add flour and baking soda and mix until incorporated. 
  7. Add chocolate chips and hazelnuts (optional) and mix until incorporated. 
  8. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan, tapping it on the table a few times. 
  9. Bake 45-60 min until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. 
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool 30 minutes in the pan.
  11. Remove loaf from pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack. Bread will keep for 4 days at room temperature - enjoy!