Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 4 Smart Points

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 large, very ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×4-inch bread pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine all the bananas and cover with plastic wrap.
Pierce the plastic wrap to vent.

Heat the bananas in the microwave until they begin to turn soft and loose their liquid.

Using a mesh strainer, drain the bananas, catching the liquid in a small saucepan.

Stir the bananas occasionally to help get rid of as much liquid as possible.

Reduce the liquid from the bananas over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until it’s about 1/4 cup.

Mix together the bananas and liquid. Mash the bananas until they are smooth.

Whisk in the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until well combined.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the pan.

Bake for 55-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 15 minutes and then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Serve warm or at room temperature, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 75 minute(s)

Diet type: vegetarian

Diet tags: low fat

Number of servings (yield): 16
Entire recipe makes 16 servings
Serving size is about 1 slice
Each serving = 4 Smart Points = 3 Points +
PER SERVING:
127 calories
3g fat
1g saturated fat
24g carbohydrates
11g sugar
3g protein
3g fiber

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