Chocolate Banana Bread Recipes

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipes

Did you know that April 15th is not only tax day but also National Banana Day! To help you celebrate the day with a tasty but healthy twist, we wanted to share a few of our recipes using Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch. Post provided us with a sample to create their Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe that uses no other than their Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch. I have made chocolate Banana breads before and each one has a little different tweak than the other. With the addition of the cereal both in the batter and as a topping it provides a little extra crunch that the other chocolate banana bread recipes don’t have. So I am sure you have a banana somewhere in your house, either on the counter getting over browned or awaiting you in the freezer perfect for making banana bread recipes. 


 Quick breads are the perfect recipe to get rid of over ripe bananas and most recipes can be baked in muffin tins to speed up the cooking time. Quick breads also freeze really well. I am not sure about this one with the cereal topping but it was gone before I could freeze any.

There is nothing unusual about this recipe all can be done in a bowl. post-great-grains

Here comes the extra boost of whole grains. Adding 2 cups of Post Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch Cereal to the batter.


Then you can make the crunchy topping that I added an additional 1/4 cup of mini chocolate morsels. 


Then wait the 50 minutes or about 25 for muffins to dig into this recipe: 


Here are 5  banana recipes using whole grains:


Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe with a crunch topping is a crowd pleaser


  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil, I used an extra banana and 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 fully ripe medium banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2-1/2 cups Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal, divided
  • 1 tsp. oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chocolate in microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted; cool.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl; set aside. Beat eggs in medium bowl; stir in chocolate, sugar, buttermilk, 1/2 cup oil and the banana. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.) Stir in 2 cups of the cereal. Spoon batter into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Crush remaining 1/2 cup cereal in small bowl. Add 1 tsp. oil; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 16 slices to serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 467Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 32mgSodium 299mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 4gSugar 18gProtein 9g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.


  1. I’ve had Banana Bread many way, but never with Chocolate. If this tastes as good as it looks, I may never have “plain” Banana Bread again. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. I’ve never had banana bread like this. I am going to need to recreate this!

  3. Two of my favorite things, banana bread and chocolate. That looks absolutely heavenly!

  4. I never thought about adding a crunchy topping with cereal. Makes for an interesting flavor

  5. I love everything that is in this recipe. Banana bread is one of my favorites from childhood. My mom made a delicious one and this looks like another great recipe.

  6. I love this recipe so much . Who would have thought you could use cereal in bread, I can’t wait to try this out.

  7. I love banana bread and the idea of adding some crunch with Great Grains is perfect! Oh, and the chocolate, of course!

  8. I love banana bread. I bet this one is extra tasty since it’s got that little bit of crunch.

  9. Happy Banana day! I love chocolate banana bread but always forget to make it. I love that you included the cereal. Genius!

  10. Great way to change up a traditional Recipe .. Banana Bread is always so easy to make

  11. I love banana bread. I will have to try this version because of course chocolate makes everything better!

  12. This sounds like a delicious, textured banana bread. I’d love to make some of this bread!

  13. I love chocolate banana bread- and this looks absolutely delicious!

  14. Chocolate banana bread? This is a must!

  15. This looks delicious. It would be perfect to pair with coffee.

  16. I have never heard of it until Post Cereals sent it to me. Definitley tastes like Banana Bread!!

  17. This looks absolutely delicious! Our bananas are always ripening too quickly, so this recipe is going into my file!!

  18. Banana Nut Crunch is actually the only cereal I eat these days. I’ll have to try this recipe!

  19. I love this brand of cereal and eat it all the time! I like the wonderful Chocolate Banana Bread recipe and need to make this for my family. I did not know that it is National Banana Day! I love bananas.

  20. That sounds delicious. I have had regular banana bread, but never with chocolate before. Yum.

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