This Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread is so decadently delicious, it’s almost unreal! Get ready to transform your ripe bananas into this ultimate comfort food.

Banana bread has always been the epitome of nostalgia in food form for us. But now, we’ve added a twist to take it to the next level!

Why we love Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

First of all, we love banana bread of all kinds like our chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread and this double chocolate banana bread. So, this unique recipe is super special! But we also love it because we’ve kicked it up a notch with chocolate chunks and chopped hazelnuts in the batter, which gives it both a fun texture and a delightful crunch. 

The chocolate melts and is so ooey-gooey and perfect, and the hazelnuts add some crispiness to the otherwise uniform texture of the banana bread. 

What makes Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread special

In addition to the chocolate chunks and chopped hazelnuts, the batter is made with ¼ cup of our Homemade Nutella with Espresso, which we think gives this such a fun twist. It’s got a little boost of caffeine and the fact that the Nutella is homemade means this is a very special non-store-bought recipe altogether!

If you can’t have caffeine (or simply don’t want it), you can make Homemade Nutella with Espresso using decaf espresso or just skip that step entirely. We do recommend using homemade nutella for this recipe because it adds a great texture to the banana bread, and overall is so delicious. 

unbaked chocolate hazelnut banana bread with chocolate chunks

How to make Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel ripe bananas and put them in a large mixing bowl, then mash them until creamy.
  3. Add melted butter and granulated sugar to a new bowl; whisk together.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to the same bowl, and whisk all ingredients together.
  5. Add salt, sour cream, mashed bananas, baking soda, and homemade Nutella; combine ingredients.
  6. Stir in and mix together flour.
  7. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chunks and chopped hazelnuts, folding them into the batter.
  8. Pour batter into a 9×5 loaf pan and top with more remaining chocolate chunks.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
  10. Slice and enjoy!

How to store Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

If you plan to eat the loaf within 3-4 days, you can store it on the countertop for that length of time in an airtight container, and it will stay delicious. After that, if you still have leftovers, you should freeze the rest.

To freeze, wrap slices or loaves in aluminum foil and place them a ziploc bag. The bread will be best when eaten within 3-4 months. 

If you’re searching for even more recipes to use up your ripe bananas, try these easy 5-ingredient Blender Muffins!

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
This banana bread is super moist and delicious! Made with our homemade Nutella with chocolate chips and hazelnuts!

Ingredients  

  • 3 medium bananas very ripe
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup homemade hazelnut butter or Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Peel ripe bananas and put them in a large mixing bowl, then mash them until creamy.
    3 medium bananas
  • Add melted butter and granulated sugar to a new bowl; whisk together.
    1/2 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Add eggs and vanilla to the same bowl, and whisk all ingredients together.
    2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Add salt, sour cream, mashed bananas, baking soda, and homemade nutella; combine ingredients.
    1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup homemade hazelnut butter or Nutella
  • Stir in and mix together flour.
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Add 1/2 cup chocolate chunks and chopped hazelnuts, folding them into the batter.
    3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks, 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • Pour batter into a 9×5 loaf pan and top with more remaining chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Slice and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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