Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 large, very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×4-inch bread pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine all the bananas and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Pierce the plastic wrap to vent.
  • Heat the bananas in the microwave until they begin to turn soft and loose their liquid.
  • Using a mesh strainer, drain the bananas, catching the liquid in a small saucepan. Stir the bananas occasionally to help get rid of as much liquid as possible.
  • Reduce the liquid from the bananas over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until it’s about 1/4 cup.
  • Mix together the bananas and liquid. Mash the bananas until they are smooth.
  • Whisk in the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 55-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes and then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 75 minute(s)

Diet type: vegetarian

Diet tags: low fat

Number of servings (yield): 16

Entire recipe makes 16 servings
Serving size is about 1 slice
Each serving = 4 Smart Points, 3 Pointsplus

PER SERVING:
127 calories
3g fat
1g saturated fat
24g carbohydrates
11g sugar
3g protein
3g fiber

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