Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins
A delicious adaption of traditional banana bread, decided to make it for my mom for mother's day, first time ever making it, and everyone loved it. Best bananas to use to this recipe is right before you would normally throw them away, when the skins are turning black.
- 5 bananas (over ripe)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup cinnamon applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Peel the bananas, cutting out any of the bruised or brown spots on the banana themselves. Place them in a large bowl. Take a potato masher and mash the bananas until very well mushed. Take both sugars and add to the bowl. Stir the mixture to coat the mushed bananas really well with the sugar. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Add the applesauce and eggs to the banana sugar mixture and beat well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. I use an 8x8 glass dish for this recipe your welcome to use the traditional 9x5 loaf pan. Grease the pan or dish you decide to use with Olive Oil spray.
- Pour in the mixture and bake for about 35-40 mins and check with a toothpick to see if it is ready. If it is not due to different ovens, place back in the oven for 5 minute increments until done. Cool it for about 15 minutes and its ready to enjoy!
Wow! This is delicious. Moist and rich. I added some walnuts, too. The batter was too much for my loaf pan, so I used the excess to make 6 muffins.
So good and banana-y and chocolatey!
Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful! What's not to like with it comes to banana, chocolate & cinnamon! I almost always have homemade applesauce in the fridge, although without cinnamon, so used my sauce & then added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the whole mix & we had a most delicious banana bread! Thanks for sharing this great treat! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]