Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves Recipe - Easy-to-Make Polish Recipe with Walnuts and Dried Banana

Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves

Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves Recipe - Easy-to-Make Polish Recipe with Walnuts and Dried Banana
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6


Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves
Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves

Indulge in the delicious combination of chocolate and bananas with these Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves. These mini loaves are perfect for a sweet treat or a special occasion.


The combination of chocolate and bananas has been a popular flavor pairing for many years. This recipe takes that classic combination and turns it into a delightful mini loaf that is perfect for sharing with friends and family.




How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. In a bowl, beat together the cake mix, sour cream, water, eggs, and cinnamon until well blended.
  3. Continue beating on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the bananas.
  5. Pour the batter into 6 disposable mini loaf pans that have been coated with nonstick spray, and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the loaves are fully cooked.
  7. Allow the loaves to cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  8. Invert the pans to remove the loaves, and then turn them right side up.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips on high until melted and smooth.
  2. Stir in the cream and corn syrup, and spread the glaze over the tops of the cakes.
  3. Sprinkle with walnuts and banana chips.


  • Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the batter for extra texture.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the loaves for a decadent touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to mash the bananas well to ensure a smooth batter.

- Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can result in a dense loaf.

- Use ripe bananas for the best flavor in this recipe.

- Allow the loaves to cool completely before adding the glaze to prevent it from melting too quickly.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these mini loaves with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful snack.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to properly mix the batter to ensure a light and fluffy texture.

- Use a toothpick to check for doneness when baking the loaves.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any flavor of cake mix in place of the devil's food cake mix.

- Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.

Make Ahead Tips

These mini loaves can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve these mini loaves on a decorative platter with a dusting of powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair these mini loaves with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover mini loaves in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for a few seconds until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of these mini loaves contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of these Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of these mini loaves contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of these mini loaves contains approximately 4 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.


This recipe contains dairy, eggs, and nuts.


These Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves are a delicious treat that is relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, but also provide some essential vitamins and minerals.


These Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves are a delightful treat that combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the sweetness of bananas. Perfect for any occasion, these mini loaves are sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be cherished. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly through the kitchen window as I rummaged through my recipe box, searching for inspiration for a new dessert to bake. As I flipped through the worn and stained index cards, I came across a recipe for Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves that caught my eye.

I had never made this particular recipe before, but the combination of rich chocolate and sweet bananas sounded delicious. I remembered hearing about this recipe from my dear friend Margaret, who had shared it with me during a baking exchange many years ago. Margaret was a fantastic cook and baker, and I knew that anything she recommended would be a hit.

I recalled the day Margaret had first shared the recipe with me. We were sitting in her cozy kitchen, sipping tea and chatting about our favorite recipes. Margaret had a twinkle in her eye as she handed me a faded piece of paper with the Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves recipe written in her elegant handwriting.

"Trust me, dear, these mini loaves are absolutely divine," Margaret had said with a smile. "They're perfect for a sweet treat or a special occasion."

I had tucked the recipe away in my recipe box, waiting for the perfect moment to give it a try. And now, as I held the card in my hands, I knew that the time had come to bake these delectable mini loaves.

I gathered all the ingredients I needed – ripe bananas, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, and a few other essentials. I preheated the oven, greased the mini loaf pans, and got to work mashing the bananas and mixing the batter.

As I stirred together the ingredients, I thought about the many recipes I had collected over the years. Some had come from family members, passed down through generations. Others had been discovered in cookbooks, magazines, or online. And then there were the recipes like this one, shared by friends who had a special place in my heart.

Each recipe had its own story, its own memories attached to it. Baking was more than just a way to create delicious treats – it was a way to connect with loved ones, to remember special moments, to share in the joy of creating something beautiful and tasty.

As the mini loaves baked in the oven, the scent of chocolate and bananas wafted through the air, filling the kitchen with warmth and comfort. I couldn't wait to taste the finished product, to see if it lived up to Margaret's promise of being absolutely divine.

When the timer finally chimed, signaling that the mini loaves were ready, I carefully removed them from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. The tops were perfectly golden brown, the aroma irresistible.

I sliced into one of the loaves and took a bite. The rich chocolate and sweet banana flavors melded together in a symphony of taste and texture. The loaf was moist and tender, with a hint of decadence that made it perfect for a special occasion.

As I savored each bite, I thought about Margaret and the friendship we shared. She had been a mentor to me in so many ways, teaching me not just about cooking and baking, but about life and love and laughter. Her recipes were more than just instructions for making food – they were reminders of the bond we shared, the memories we had created together.

I knew that I would always treasure this recipe for Chocolate Banana Mini Loaves, not just for its delicious taste, but for the story behind it. It was a reminder of the joys of friendship, the pleasure of sharing recipes and meals with loved ones, and the magic of creating something beautiful in the kitchen.

And as I finished the last bite of the mini loaf, a smile crossed my lips. Margaret may no longer be with me, but her spirit lived on in the recipes she had shared, in the memories we had created, and in the love that had always been present in our friendship. And for that, I would be forever grateful.


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