Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a good week!

I started off my Friday with a delicious new recipe that is so good I’m gonna share it with you guys. It’s one of those recipes I found and then put my own twist on it, so just bear with me. I absolutely love sweets, but we all know we have to eat them in moderation. So lately I’ve tried to put a healthy twist on certain recipes that aren’t as healthy as I’d like. It’s also so simple you probably have ALL of these things in your pantry right now!

This recipe was perfect for that. Jon and I were watching the debate last night, and I realized I had 3 bananas that were almost too ripe to eat, so I hopped on Pinterest to find something to use them in, with something we could have for breakfast in mind. I found this Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin recipe that sounded amazing so I went with that! I found it here, and I loved her blog, I’ll definitely be back.

At the last minute, I decided I wanted to do a bread version, rather than muffins (don’t ask why, I have no idea). So the only thing I did different for that was pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake it for about 40-45 minutes instead of 20.

Here’s the original recipe:

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup white sugar
  2. 2 cups flour
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 3 tablespoons sour cream
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  8. 2 or 3 ripe bananas – I always use 3 bananas
  9. 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together until moistened.
  2. Pour into greased muffin baking tray or use muffin paper liners.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Recipe makes 12 muffins.

Here are my changes:
-Replaced flour with whole wheat flour
-Used nonfat sour cream
-Used 1/4 cup regular butter, other 1/4 low fat butter (from olive oil)
-Like I said, for muffins keep it the same baking time but for bread bake it twice as long, or just until it looks baked all the way through the center!

These won’t make a huge difference, but they will help cut down on fat and calories in this recipe! And the best part is they don’t alter the flavor – it’s still yummy!! Enjoy it with a big glass of milk or coffee and you’re set. Jon and I both had a piece for breakfast and both loved it!

Have a great day, and remember you are so loved!

XO beth

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