Clean Eating Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks - Clean Eating Magazine

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Determined to mimic her mother's classic banana bread, this reader ditched the calorie-laden Crisco for raw honey, applesauce and healthy oils. Better yet, even mama approves of this Clean Eating banana bread!
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Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

READER RECIPE TESTER
Lauren Coles
St. Catharines, Ontario
"I feel that it's so important to provide your body and soul with foods that are natural and healthy for you. When I eat processed foods, I feel awful. I like knowing what I'm putting in my body. Long ingredient lists scare me."

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  • 12Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Olive oil cooking spray, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat bananas until smooth. Add egg whites and beat until combined. Gradually mix in applesauce, honey and safflower oil.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture; stir in chocolate.
  4. Mist a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until browned on top.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/12 of bread
  • Calories: 182
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 74 mg
  • Sugar Content: 16 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g