Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves

Valentine’s Day is here before you know it, so if chocolate is something you crave, why not make it healthier with these petite loaves made with love… by you!

Whole wheat mini banana bread made with ripe bananas and chocolate chips are sure to leave a smile on anyone’s face.

These make 8 large muffins in comparison to using a normal sized muffin tin which gives you 12-13. If you don’t have these Petite Loaf Pans you can use one large 8 x 5-inch loaf instead, cooking time will be closer to 50-60 minutes or use a regular sized muffin tin, baking them for about 25 minutes.

Because they are so large the nutritional info is a little higher, so I have also provided the nutritional info for regular sized muffins. Perhaps these cute silicone heart shaped muffin tins?

If you prefer nuts to chocolate in your banana bread see my banana nut bread recipe, hope you enjoy!!


Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 mini loafPoints +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 197.8 • Fat: 5.0 g • Carb: 40.8 g • Fiber: 4.0 g • Protein: 4.2 g • Sugar: 21.9 g
Sodium: 222 mg


As muffins:
Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 muffinPoints +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 131.9 • Fat: 3.3 g • Carb: 27.2 g • Fiber: 2.7 g • Protein: 2.8 g • Sugar: 14.6 g
Sodium: 148.6 mg

Ingredients:

  • 3  ripe medium bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 oz mini chocolate chips
  • Smart Balance baking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a non-stick loaf pan with cooking spray.

Mash bananas in a bowl, set aside. 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 egg whites, bananas, apple sauce, vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into muffin pan; bake on the center rack for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.