Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Today the kids went back to school after winter break so we are all getting back to routine after 2 weeks of the chaos of Christmas and holidays. We had many sweet treats over the holidays but now getting back to normal. I now also need to come up with healthy treats to send my kindergartner for snack time at school. This Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is always a hit – with her especially!

I personally do not like bananas in any way, shape or form! They have never been a fruit I have enjoyed, I have even tried them a few times recently, once in a smoothie when I was desperate as an attempt to increase my milk when nursing my youngest – let’s just say it it did not go well!! So I have to take the word of my family about the taste on this one but they all say they love it…..and of course, by the way it disappears, I can tell that they definitely do.

Frozen Bananas for Banana Bread

I have an abundance of bananas in my freezer right now. Whenever we have bananas that are getting just a bit ripe I throw them in the freezer, they are perfect for making banana bread. I pull them out of the freezer in the morning and within a couple of hours, they are thawed enough that I can mash them up no problem.

Using Greek yogurt in the recipe keeps the bread nice and moist without having to use butter or oils in it. I use my homemade Greek yogurt in this banana bread recipe.. It is also primarily sweetened with the natural sugar of Maple syrup and just a bit of added raw cane sugar and of course the chocolate chips. If you wish to leave out the chocolate chips you can put walnuts and a tsp of cinnamon for a different flavor.

Banana Bread Loaf OR Banana Bread Muffin’s

I make this Chocolate Chip Banana bread recipe in a regular loaf pan a lot of the time but I also quite often make it into muffins using a muffin tin or mini muffin pan or my Epicure perfect Petites pan. The smaller ones are perfect for tiny hands with toddlers and babies – my youngest was eating mini banana muffins around 10 months old, perfect for their little hands to grab. Also really easy to grab and pack in a snack bag or lunch kit for school, or serve it with a bowl of Greek yogurt and berries for a healthy balanced breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

This Delicious Banana Bread is made with Greek yogurt and uses primarily natural sweetener of Maple Syrup to make it a healthier Banana Bread option
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 overripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour white or whole wheat
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° and grease non-stick loaf pan
  • Place bananas in a mixer and whisk them up slightly to mash them up. Add Greek yogurt, maple syrup, sugar (if desired), vanilla and slightly beaten eggs to the mixer and beat together.
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until completely blended. Add chocolate chips or walnuts if desired and mix just until blended.
  • Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan and spread to level the mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once baked and a toothpick comes out clean, cool on a cooling rack for at least 10 min then remove from pan and cool before slicing.

Notes

If you wish for a bit of a different flavor for your banana bread you could substitute the chocolate chips with Walnuts or Pecans and add 1 tsp cinnamon.
Keyword Banana, Banana Bread, Sweet loaf

I hope you enjoy the recipe. My kids can hardly wait for it to come out of the oven and get sliced up!

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