Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread

Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread

Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread

I love baking – it is a form of stress relief for me.  The act of mixing ingredients and creating something that brings happiness to others brings me a sense of euphoria.  The issue with my love of baking is that the calories that make these baked goods taste fabulous aren’t always very good for you.  Today I modified a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread from Erica’s Sweet Tooth.  I substituted half of the butter with unsweetened applesauce and reduced the amount of sugar and chocolate chips.  I know the recipe still isn’t “healthy” but it is a healthier option.

Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium ripe bananas
  2. 1/4 cup melted butter
  3. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1 cup flour
  10. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  12. 2 tbs mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Grease one loaf pan.
  3. Peel and mash the bananas.
  4. Add the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla to the bananas and mix.
  5. Add the baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder and mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Mix the chocolate chips into the batter.
  7. Pour the batter in the loaf pan, sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for roughly 55 minutes (depending on oven).
  9. Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
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 Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Grease one loaf pan.
  • Start by peeling and mashing the bananas (we used a potato masher but you could use a fork).
  • Next add the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Pour the batter in the loaf pan, sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for roughly 55 minutes (depending on oven).
  • Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread

The Not So Sinful Chocolate Banana Bread turned out great and disappeared quickly!  The healthy substitutions were not noticeable at all. 


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