Sunday, 1 June 2014

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread


I created this recipe a few years ago after I wanted to adapt my mom's banana bread recipe. Her banana bread is absolutely to die for, but it's also not the most healthy recipe. With a few simple changes I was able to create an equally delicious recipe that is filled with fibre and whole grains. I submitted my recipe to Clean Eating magazine and they published it in one of their issues Here

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon (optional)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
Pinch salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 egg whites
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350*
2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, flaxseed, and salt. 
3. In another larger bowl beat bananas until they are smooth. Add egg whites and beat until they are combined. Mix in applesauce, honey, and safflower oil.
4. Mix in dry ingredients to wet ingredients, then gently stir in chocolate. 
5. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter in and bake for 45 minutes. 

*Tip - Add oil to measuring cup and pour into bowl, THEN add honey, it will pour right out of the measuring cup from the remaining oil

Nutrition (per slice) 

Calories 182
Fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 32 g
Fibre 3 g 
Sugars 16 g
Protein 3 g


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