Walnut & Chia Banana Bread (healthy recipe)

Healthy and delicious… this Walnut & Chia Banana Bread ticks all the boxes for a yummy breakfast on the go! Simple and delicious!

I often get stuck in breakfast ruts! I love eating breakfast but usually fall back into the habit of eating oats with banana, strawberries and blueberries most days (particularly on work days when my sole aim is to run around like crazy and get my bum out the door on time!). I’ve had a packet of white chia seeds sitting in the cupboard just calling my name and begging me to make a berry chia pudding one day… but that day hasn’t yet come!

Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

So when a friend of mine told me about a yummy banana loaf she had made, I thought I would whip one up to and have it for breakfast. I did make a couple of changes to the original recipe by adding in chia seeds and coconut but you could easily leave those out if they don’t tickle your fancy!

Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

It took literally about 5 minutes from starting to get the ingredients ready, to popping the loaf into the oven. I made it at the same time I cooked dinner, so the oven was on anyway! Dinner and breakfast cooked at once… double bonus!

Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

Normally I would eat banana loaf for morning tea (usually slathered in cream cheese icing), but this one was absolutely delicious just sliced, toasted and buttered. Mmmm!

Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

ย I really enjoyed this walnut & chia banana bread and it was a nice change from my normal breakfast routine! If you are after some banana loaf inspiration then definitely give this version a whirl, or if you are more of a cream cheese slathered banana bread fan then please check out my super moist raspberry banana bread with passionfruit cream cheese icing!


Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

Healthy and delicious... this Walnut & Chia Banana Bread ticks all the boxes for a yummy breakfast on the go! Simple and delicious!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Bake Play Smile


  • 400 g very ripe bananas
  • 100 g walnut halves
  • 100 g raw sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 2 tbs black chia seeds
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 120 g almond milk
  • 50 g vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Mash bananas into a large bowl.
  • Add sugar, spices, sifted flour, bicarb, walnuts, coconut, chia seeds, milk, oil, vanilla and eggs.
  • Mix together until just combined.
  • Line a large loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Pour mixture into loaf tin and sprinkle the raw sugar over the top.
  • Bake for approx 45 minutes or until inserted skewer comes out clean.


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Yum, this loaf has my name on it! Ever since I learnt that store-bought banana bread was worse for you in terms of saturated and trans fats and preservatives than basically any other food, I stopped eating it in cafes. I’ll definitely be making yours. ๐Ÿ™‚


Can I have the recipe for this please.

Jen @ Survivor's Guide to Colic

Yummmmmmm….. This has immediately been added to my weekend cooking to do list!

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

My boys would LOVE this – especially with walnuts, I’m about to head to supermarket and get some chai seeds for smoothies I hope to find the motivation to start drinking EVERY DAY! x


I love walnut bread – (especially when it is hot with butter) I have to admit I have never tried Chia yet. this looks delicious