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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

In Cakes on October 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Low Fat  Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
adapted from Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 26 slices (2 loaves) • Bake Time: 60 minutes

  • 7 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple or pear sauce
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (60%)

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans with baking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, bananas, apple sauce and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
Add flour mixture and chocolate chips, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into loaf pans and bake on the center rack for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the pan cool at least 20 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.