Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love banana bread. I grew up eating banana bread and now I love to bake it! Banana bread is a great snack for a busy day or a delicious and nutritious side to a heart healthy breakfast. In this case, I made this banana bread more of a dessert by adding semi-sweet chocolate chips! I have a terrible sweet tooth but with this recipe I am satisfied with just one slice. It is filling, sweet and packed with flavor. Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 1 10-inch Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, sift flours, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Slowly add in egg. Add applesauce and mashed bananas, mix well.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients
  5. Add chocolate chips, mix evenly.
  6. Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until brown. Serve and enjoy.
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be