[Recipe] Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Thursday, April 3, 2014

One of my favorite things that my mom would bake was her banana bread. The recipe technically called for raisins instead of chocolate chips but being the chocolate loving girl that she was, she altered the recipe and substituted chocolate chips for the raisins. That's how she, my brother, and I liked it. However, my dad was more of a raisin man, so she often made one loaf of chocolate chip and one loaf of raisin.

You could probably just as easily substitute the raisins or chocolate chips for dried blueberries or cherries or whatever else you would like.

Light Banana Bread
(source unknown, looks like it was torn
from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine article though)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)

Also needed - non-stick spray coating (like Pam)


Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat together egg whites, sugar, and banana. Add oil and mix well.

Stir flour mixture into banana mixture.

Gently fold in raisins (or chocolate chips).

Spray a 9x5x2-inch loaf pan with non-stick coating. Transfer batter to prepared pan. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. 

Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf.



  1. Mmm looks good!! :) I'm always hesitant to do loaves of bread (rather than muffins) because I always under-bake them.. Yours is picture perfect!!

  2. Yummmmmm! This looks amazing! I admit that I've always been too intimidated to try baking banana bread but this recipe looks like something I can handle! I can't WAIT to try it!!


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