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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

by Linda Simon, RD

Servings: 12 (1 slice Per Serving)
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 45
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 
 Saturated Fat 2g 
Cholesterol 20mg 
Sodium 120mg 
Total Carbohydrate 44g 
 Dietary Fiber 3g 
Protein 5g 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

What better place than the heartland of America—Wisconsin—to blend chocolate into banana bread to make a breakfast solution? This chocolate-laced banana bread is a comfort food but also healthy. Plus, it freezes well!


  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 4 large bananas, peeled
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½  cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar or spoonable sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini-chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Coat an 8-or 9-inch loaf pan with the cooking spray
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork. Combine with the oil, yogurt, egg and vanilla; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, sugar or sugar substitute, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  4. Combine the banana mixture with the flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake a 9-inch pan for 45 minutes and an 8-inch pan for about 52 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, Let cool in the pan 10 minutes; remove from the pan.

Cooking Tip

Cool, slice and wrap each slice individually; freeze. To serve, thaw at room temperature or toast frozen.
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Linda G Simon RD

Linda Simon, RD




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