Banana bread with chocolate chips

This light version of a delicious dessert has only 160 calories per serving so it’s perfect to satisfy your sweet cravings.

banana bread

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated artificial sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips.

Preparation

  • Sprinkle 2 molds for regular bread size with cooking spray and spread.
  • In a small bowl mash the bananas with a fork and spread.
  • In a large bowl beat butter, applesauce, vanilla, brown sugar and artificial sweetener. Add the egg whites and mashed bananas and beat with a mixer at medium speed of 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Incorporates chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the mixture to the loaf pans, which will be half full. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a fork or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.