Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

This Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread is delicious and crunchy from the walnut topping, and great for breakfast or any time of the day. It’s a comforting recipe all year round!

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If you know me at all, you know I’m not a sweets person. I can’t even remember the last time I got dessert at a restaurant, and I was perfectly fine not having cake for my birthday. I do enjoy a piece of extra dark chocolate daily but that’s pretty much it. However, with the weather getting slightly cooler, my sweet tooth has been acting up recently.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

After I was away for the weekend, I was delighted to come back to super brown and ripe bananas. Hello there, future delicious baked good. I guess I “forgot” to eat you. So in order to not let these bananas go to waste, I whipped up this paleo chocolate banana bread and I’m pretty dang obsessed.

paleo chocolate banana bread These paleo chocolate banana bread slices are sweet without being overpowering and the chocolate chips in them really make the banana flavors shine. They are moist, sturdy, and so amazing drizzled with butter or almond butter.

Crunchy Walnut Topping

When I’m eating anything, sweet or savory, I love biting into something crunchy. Bacon? Please overcook it so it’s almost burnt. Oh, did you over-bake those cookies? I’ll take them, no problem. For this paleo chocolate banana bread recipe, I added chopped walnuts for the topping to add the crunch factor and they are such a great combo with the soft and moist bread layer.

If you are not into the crunchy texture like me, you can leave it and it’ll still be super delicious and wonderful. Hope you enjoy this recipe, because it’s such a great breakfast on a busy day or if you just want to indulge in something slightly sweet and decadent in the afternoon!

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

This paleo banana bread is deliciously sweet and crunchy from the cacao walnut topping. It's a comforting dessert all year round!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Jean Choi



  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper so the edges are hanging over two sides.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl. I like to leave them slightly clumpy so I taste small chunks of banana in the bread later.
  • Add eggs, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bananas and mix well.
  • Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix well.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
  • Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the bread batter.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it, using the parchment paper edges. 
  • Let it cool for 30 more minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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