Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Mini Loaves

by Suzanne on April 2, 2011

in Breads

What does oats, flax, whole wheat pastry flour and bananas have in common?  Healthy banana chocolate chip bread!  I shared this recipe for healthy banana bread last year on the Mother Huddle, but  I wanted to add chocolate chips for when your craving that chocolate bar, but know you shouldn’t have it.  I know that some of you are thinking “what..chocolate chips, that’s not healthy”, relax they are dark chocolate and we all should know by now that a little dark chocolate is good for us.  Low in fat and high in  fiber this banana bread is not like the others.  Taking out the butter and replacing it with only 3 T. of canola oil cuts the fat tremendously then using 1 egg lowers the cholesterol as well.  Oats, flax and bananas not only give this snack bread fiber but keeps it moist. I’m pretty sure your not going to miss your old banana bread recipe if you trade it in for this healthy version.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Mini Loaves

1 1/4 cup wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 T. of canola oil
1 large egg
2 large egg whites beaten
3 large ripe banana’s mashed
1 cup uncooked old fashion oats or quick
1 cup chocolate chips

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease pans with butter or cooking spray 4 mini loaf pans or 1 bread loaf pan.
Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl mix oil,brown sugar, egg, egg whites, honey and oatmeal and mix sugar well make sure the brown sugar dissolves.
Step 3: Put all dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix together.  Stir in the chocolate chips, and pour the batter equally into 4 mini loaf pans or 1 loaf pan.
Step 4: Bake for 35 min.  for the mini loaf pans, if baking one pan bake for 45-55 min.

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1 Amy @ A Little Nosh April 3, 2011 at 1:33 am

Looks delicious!!

2 Kathy November 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

The banana chocolate chip bread looks fantastic; I’m making a loaf now. I just wanted to let you know that you forgot to put the chocolate chips in your ingredient list; I’m guessing that there is either 1/2 or 1 cup. Also, I’m sure you mean that there is 1/2 *cup* unpacked brown sugar. As a side note, I find that recipes are easier to follow if the ingredients are listed in the order that they appear in the directions; it makes it easier to double check that everything that should be included is included.

Thanks for the recipe!

3 Suzanne November 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Thanks for catching some mistakes here. I just got a chance to update the recipe as you can see my format for printing recipes have changed so hope that it’s easier for you to read and print. 🙂

4 Wendy April 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

As I was reading I was thinking I bet these smelled delicious baking in the oven. This would be so good with our coffee in the morning!

5 Suzanne April 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks Wendy, I can attest to the bread being good for breakfast!

6 Heidi April 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I've made the oreo cake before… NOT a favorite. It was really dry (ok, wasn't *this* recipe, but one just like it that we got elsewhere because we thought it would be awesome…). But an oreo cheesecake I can make, and so yummy!! I would like to try that bread pudding and the crepes.

7 torviewtoronto April 5, 2011 at 4:21 am

delicious looking banana bread

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