April 1, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Bread

Before I dive into this delicious recipe, I have to let you know that I made a drastic home design move last night with our bathroom...at least for me its pretty bold. I have a small sneak peak I will be bringing you later but I have to tell you- I'm not sold on it quite yet.

This recipe started because I didn't eat my bananas fast enough. They were turning bad so that means one thing- banana bread. This time I wanted to try to go a little healthier so I decided to tweak a few things from the Greatist. Of course, I couldn't go too healthy so I added chocolate chips. :)

I don't have play by play pictures of this recipe since I was winging it so hopefully it all makes sense.

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Bread
Serves 10
Serving 1 slice
Calories: 224 a slice

1 cup whole wheat flour
2-3 ripe bananas (I only had 2 but if you like more of a banana flavor add another one)
1 large egg
3/4 cup skim milk
1 1/4 cup oatmeal (I used instant since its what I had on hand)
1/2 cup and 3 tsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
chocolate chips (I didn't measure but I probably added between 1/4-1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used all spice)
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
This is the topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats, 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon melted butter; set aside.

For the Bread: Mash bananas in a medium bowl, then stir in egg and milk. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, 1 cup oats, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Stir just to combine (batter should be lumpy). Then fold in chocolate chips

Pour mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan and sprinkle with topping mixture on top. I added a few more chocolate chips for the look.

Bake in oven. The recipe called the bread to bake for 50-55 minutes but my gas oven runs hot so I only did about 40-45 minutes and it was definitely done. Loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in comes out clean or with some dry crumbs from the topping.

Enjoy! I have been everyday for breakfast. :)

What were you up to this weekend?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    This banana bread looks awesome! Is this the one Tim likes? Make sure you blog about your Japanese cooking class.


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