A thick slab of banana bread at your local bakery could set you back 500 calories. That hurts worse than slipping on an actual banana peel. Luckily, you can have a slimmer slice with all the sweetness and spice you crave, the cake-like texture you want to sink your teeth into and the intoxicating aroma that gets your mouth watering at first whiff. Plus, you get chocolate — chunks of it!
Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
Makes: 1 loaf, about 10-12 slices
Nutritional profile: 10 slices comes to 274 calories, 30 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein
1. In a food processor, blend the first seven ingredients until smooth.
2. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Jasmine Schmalhaus, “JazzyThings,” has a passion for cooking and baking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and then sharing her “jazzy creations” with others. JazzyThings emphasizes you do not have to sacrifice flavor or efficiency when eating healthy and strives to create recipes that inspire creativity for others in the kitchen. Visit her website at www.thejazzythi