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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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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  • 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


  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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g

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