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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This tastes decadent but is actually low in fat and sugar. Perfect to enjoy with your afternoon tea.

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup canola oil
4 egg whites or 2 whole eggs
1/4 cup agave syrup or maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups organic whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
1.5 cups mini dark chocolate chips

Whisk together wet ingredients in medium bowl and set aside. Stir together dry ingredients in large bowl, add chips, and make a well in the centre. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix, just until combined. Batter will be thick and lumpy. Dump batter into greased loaf pan and bake at 375 for 45 mins to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If it starts browning quickly (as mine did), cover with foil after the first 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes one very large loaf.