A delicious chocolate chip banana bread with reduced amounts of sugar and fat, but still lots of chocolaty flavor.

Chocolate chip banana bread by Bakebellissima.com

Author: Bake Bellissima

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup whole spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons just boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Sift the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and creamy (1-2 minutes).
  5. Gradually beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the applesauce.
  6. On low speed, beat in the mashed bananas and then the eggs (do not worry if the mixture looks curdled).
  7. Stir in the flour mixture alternately in batches with the hot water until just combined.
  8. Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips.
  9. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top evenly.
  10. Bake until well risen and dark golden brown, about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Because this is a very moist bread, a cake tester may not come out clean.
  11. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool about 1/2 hour, then unfold on to the rack top-side up.

Get our top 10 most-loved recipes and weekly menu

“My family has loved each and every recipe we’ve made from Bonjour Cuisine. Try one, and you won’t be disappointed!”

—Jennifer Greene

More Testimonials

Instagram

  • Sweet and spicy roasted vegetables with honey, cumin, coriander, thyme... love the delicious flavour combinations! The recipe is on bonjourcuisine.com. Happy Monday everyone 🌸
  • A good tip: make this blueberry cobbler/ cake for breakfast this week. (It has fruit in it so it’s a perfectly acceptable breakfast option, right? 👍) Recipe on bonjourcuisine.com
  • Shabbat Shalom and a great weekend to all 🌷🌸🌷🌸! Challah made using the amazing recipe from the @solomonschechteracademy’s Challah bake, Thanks @oliviabena
  • Testing chocolate chip cookies recipes, this is an Epicurious recipe... good but will keep testing! Keep you posted 👍  #toughjob, #yum, #cookieaddict
  • Quick and Easy Hummus, with lemon juice, garlic, herbs and spices to add flavour and color. Check out the recipe on Bonjour Cuisine 🍋🍋