This Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread makes a great afterschool snack or lunchbox treat! It's one of my kids' favorite family recipes.
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I have a love for chocolate–it's not just me, right? Adding chocolate chips to an otherwise healthy snack (filled with whole grains, fiber and fruit) is an easy way to convince your kids, or yourself, that it is a treat.
So is true with my Banana Chocolate Chip Bread. It's one of the recipes that my kids are enjoying doing on their own, now that they like to cook and bake.
This recipe started as a standard banana bread, but I modified the ingredients to include whole wheat, flaxseed for fiber, and a little chocolate (my fave!).
We don't put nuts in our banana bread because of my son's allergies, but some walnuts would add a great texture and go great with the bananas and chocolate.
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
I am pretty sure that my son asks for bananas on our grocery list, then doesn't eat them on purpose so they'll over-ripen. Then they're perfect for baking up in this recipe.
Let's not kid ourselves. This isn't “bread.” It's just a giant cupcake. I'm not complaining, though!
Ingredients you need for banana chocolate chip bread
Thankfully, this simple recipe uses standard pantry ingredients, so it's easy to bake up a loaf anytime!
- whole wheat flour (or white whole wheat, if you prefer)
- ground flaxseed (I add this for extra fiber)
- baking soda
- baking powder
- 3 ripe bananas
- granulated sugar
- canola oil
- vanilla extract
- milk of your choice
- chocolate chips
How to make banana chocolate chip bread
Rather than make muffins, it is a lot easier to mix the batter up and just pour into a loaf pan. It does take longer to bake, though.
It's so easy to make this delicious whole wheat banana bread! Just mix the dry ingredients into one bowl, then set aside.
In another bowl, mash the ripe bananas. You can use a fork, potato masher, or any other method that works for you. Then add the wet ingredients and mix well.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir just until moistened. Add chocolate chips if using them.
Bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes and check for doneness with a toothpick in the center. Let fully cool before slicing and serving.
If you're baking gluten-free, take a look at these 7 Sweet Gluten-Free Desserts. You'll find something yummy there!
Print the recipe
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g