For the past year, I have been looking a food differently. As I was buying the ingredients for the chocolate chip banana nut bread, I decided to make a healthier version of my recipe. No white flour, less sugar, and dark chocolate chips.
This is the original recipe. I have no idea where it came from originally. It is hand written in my cookbook. But if I had to guess, I would say it came from a magazine article.
2 cups All Purpose Flour Calories 260
1 cup Sugar Total Fat 12.61 g
1 tsp Baking Powder Sat Fat 3.74 g
1/2 tsp Baking Soda Tans Fat 1.05g
1 tsp Salt Cholesterol 29.26 mg
1 cup Mashed Ripe Bananas - 3 small bananas Sodium 178.34 mg
1/2 cup Crisco Total Carbs 33.28
2 eggs Dietary Fibers 1.22
1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips Sugars 19.17
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts Protein 3.9 g
This will make 2 loaves, about 16 1-inch slices.
My New Improved Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour Calories 205
1/2 cup Sugar Total Fat 12.13 g
1 tsp Baking Powder Sat Fat 7.38 g
1/2 tsp Baking Soda Trans Fat 0
1 tsp Salt Cholesterol 26.44 mg
1-1/2 cups Mashed Ripe Bananas - 3 large bananas Sodium 84.1 mg
1/2 cup Coconut Oil Total Carbs 23.38
2 eggs Dietary Fiber 2.87 g
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips Sugars 10g
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts Protein 4 g
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of two loaf pans. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and walnuts; blend well on medium speed. Stir in chocolate chips and Walnuts. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
My pictures are out of order, technical glitch! Oh well
Walnuts & Dark Chocolate Chips
Whole Wheat Flour & Less Sugar
WW Flour, Full Sugar & Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (Left) WW Flour, Less Sugar, & Dark Chocolate Chips (Right)
Before Adding Dark Chocolate Chips & Walnuts
Whole Wheat Flour & Coconut Oil
I was very pleased with the outcome! You can taste a difference. The original version is way sweeter. I made 2 regular loaves, 2 low sugar loaves, and 2 loaves of banana nut bread only. I used whole wheat flour and coconut oil in all 6 loaves. Whitney could taste a difference in the low sugar loaves but had no idea of the substitutions in the other loaves.
Listen to ME, Life...I guarantee that even though Jeff's throat gets scratchy, red, and a little swollen; he will eat several pieces of banana nut bread. Pin It