Recipe Wednesday: Vegan Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread

Recipe Wednesday: Vegan Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread

Oops! I’m a day late! But don’t worry, I made sure to have a recipe for you!

We’ve had some bananas hanging around and getting quite soft, so of course banana bread was the answer to their use! I’ve been going through my cookbooks since I’ve been home and most recently stumbled upon my favorite since I first started baking over 10 years ago: Better Homes and Gardens New Baking Book!

Not your typical vegan cookbook, err, or vegan at all, but with a few changes they are easily made vegan! Here is the original recipe from the book:

Oops, can’t read it? Don’t worry, I’ll give you the vegan version!

Vegan Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread


2 C Whole Wheat All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 T ground flaxseed + 6 T water
1 1/2 C mashed banana (about 4-5)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C brown sugar, compacted
1/3 C olive oil
1/2 C chopped walnuts
3/4 C dark chocolate pieces


1. Set oven to 350* F. In a small dish, mix flaxseed and water, set aside.

2. Grease the bottom of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

3. Mash bananas and add in vanilla, brown sugar, oil and flaxseed/water mixture. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients, mix until combined.

4. Chop up walnuts and add, with chocolate chips, to the batter.  Stir until combined.

5.  Spoon batter into prepared pan and baking for 55-65 min, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted. Place on wire rack to cool and enjoy!


You know I enjoyed a big piece of this while it was hot! (Sorry, only have instagram picture. Btw, are you following me?! Typical username: tryingtoheal)

Have a great day!

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14 Responses to Recipe Wednesday: Vegan Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread

  1. Yum! When I saw this picture on Instagram I was pretty much drooling. :) Love the vegan version! I need to get back into my banana bread habit once we move in so I am going to have to try this recipe.

  2. Krista says:

    Looks awesome, Melissa!

  3. Banana + chocolate and banana + nuts are the best combos ;) I definitely am interested in trying flax + banana… I bought my first bag of roasted flax seeds a couple of weeks ago and they’re a bit nutty tasting so I think they’ll be tasty together!

    • Melissa says:

      I really like flaxseeds. i add them whole to a ton of baked goods I make, and throw them in my parents bread crumbs for their baked/breaded chicken and such. Just make sure if you grind them up and have leftovers you put them in the freezer! They can go bad really fast!

  4. Mica says:

    I’ve only tried one vegan baking recipe, and I wasn’t really crazy about the results (cookies)! I think banana bread might be more forgiving though, so I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Melissa says:

      If you try it let me know how it turned out! I promise you’ll like this vegan recipe! I have quite a few on the blog that I love!

  5. biz319 says:

    I have a boat load of bananas to use up – I am going to make this over the weekend – thanks for sharing! :D

  6. madeline says:

    thanks for posting this — it sounds delicious! hmmm… I am a big fan of pistachios and dried cherries. i wonder if i could sub pistachios for the walnuts, and dried cherries for the chocolate…? if i try it i’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • Melissa says:

      I’m sure subbing the pistachios and cranberries would make the bread just as great! Please do let me know how it turns out!

  7. glidingcalm says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this looks TASTY! It’s funny, I used to HATE nuts in baked goods, but now I LOVE THEM!

  8. Erica says:

    Seriously- chocolate and bananas…amazing together! The bread looks perfect.

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