Clean Eating Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread


Yesterday I came across this recipe at Clean Eating Magazine, and just had to try it!  One because I am so tired of tossing those last few bananas that are just too ripe for me to eat, as I like mine green.  And two, well I wanted a fun, healthy treat for me and The Amazing Jeff this week that did not involve ice cream.

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

  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.
Nutrients per slice: Calories: 182, Total Fat: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 32 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 16 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 74 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Now, I will say…I did have the whole wheat flour, bananas and egg whites…but the rest I did have to buy and it was a tiny bit expensive.  However, I will be using the ground flax, apple sauce, raw honey and safflower oil for other clean recipes.  So this is an investment I have learned.  Just wanted to give y’all a heads up.  But is that not the most beautiful loaf of Banana bread you’ve ever seen?! 🙂
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4 thoughts on “Clean Eating Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread”

  1. Thank you for posting! This is my go to recipe and the Clean Eats page that had the recipe if no longer avail. You saved the day!!

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