Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This delicious banana bread delivers on flavor without any added guilt. It has no butter, oil, or refined sugar and instead uses apple sauce and pure maple syrup. Now, of course, the chocolate chips may not be the healthiest ingredient, but they are delicious so who cares.
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So if you are into balance, would like to eat chocolate, but skip the other empty calories then whip up a batch of this healthier chocolate chip banana bread. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and will make your kitchen smell AMAZING while it bakes.
Ingredients You Will Need for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Ripe Bananas
- Maple Syrup
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Baking Soda
How to make chocolate chip banana bread.
Banana bread is seriously easy to make. It’s not like traditional bread that needs yeast, time to proof, and heavy kneading. Really banana bread is more like a loaf cake, or cake baked in a loaf pan.
To make start by mashing the overly ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Next, you will want to add your wet ingredients: egg, apple sauce, and maple syrup. Mix these together until everything is well combined and the eggs are fully mixed in.
In a separate bowl prepare your dry ingredient mixture: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add that dry mix into the wet and stir until the batter is smooth and evenly mixed. Finally, add some chocolate chips and you are ready to bake.
Pour the batter into a greased (you can use cooking spray or butter) loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
Creative ways to serve your chocolate chip banana bread.
Sure you could just slice this bread and serve it with butter (and it would still be delicious), but there are plenty of other tasty options to consider. For example…
- Slice it up, dip it in an eggy batter, and make the best french toast you’ve ever had.
- Heat it up, top the bread with ice cream and eat it like a sundae
- Dice it up for a banana bread pudding
- Up your pb&j game by using two thin slices to make your sandwich
Whatever way you decide to serve it, it’s a delicious bread, so check out the recipe below…
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 3 overripe bananas
- 2/3 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium-sized bowl mash the ripe bananas until smooth. Add apple sauce, maple syrup, and eggs. Mix well.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add dry mix to the wet mixture and stir until well combined. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan. Place in the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
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Until we cook again!
~ Chloe M.