Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe-Moist, Rich and Delicious!

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My Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Makes Best Banana Chocolate Bread Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook with sweet ripe banana flavor and rich chocolate makes the best chocolate banana bread recipe! I love a good banana bread recipe and I also love pecans.  So of course, I include pecans for a Chocolate Banana Nut Bread.  Quick breads are easy to make and make a great breakfast or snack. This is an exceptional recipe because it makes such a moist chocolate chip banana bread.

Can Chocolate be Considered a Health Food in My Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe?


I had to include a Sweet Tooth Chapter in my arthritis cookbook, however, I wanted my treats to be better for you. Did you know that chocolate can be considered a health food?! Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and nutrients that are good for the body – helping reduce blood pressure, blood clots, and slowing the aging process!

Banana Bread lovers will really enjoy putting these two favorites together: chocolate and banana for the best chocolate banana bread recipe! Cocoa turns the yummy chocolate banana nut bread recipe into a chocolate bread and dark chocolate chips give the bread a rich chocolate taste. The best of both worlds – what can be better!

Did You Know Loaf Pans Come in Different Sizes? Make Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

D Chicago Metallic NonStick Mini Loaf Pans, Set of 4 Farberware 9 x 5-inh Nonstick Loaf Pan  Good Cook 5 Inch x 3 Inch Mini Loaf Pan Calphalon Nonstick Loaf Pan, 5 X 10

Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe For Snack, Breakfast or Gift

This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread from my trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook is an example of just that – healthy and delicious! I use cocoa to give the banana bread chocolate chip recipe that rich chocolate flavor without the fat. Then, with chocolate chips added, you have the best chocolate banana bread recipe ever.  A favorite of all ages, I like to make these them in mini loaves and keep them in the freezer to pull out for a quick breakfast, snack or gift. If you like this bread wait until you try my Easy Banana Bread recipe made with Bisquick. Now, it truly doesn’t get any easier than my moist chocolate chip banana bread. Another favorite quick bread recipe is my Lemon Blueberry Bread-YUM!

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe Tops My Banana Chocolate Favorites

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well To Fight Arthritis 

What can be better than a rich moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe — need I say more? If you have ripe bananas, you probably have all the other ingredients in the house.

Makes 16 slices

1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 ripe bananas)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In mixing bowl, beat oil, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, mixing well. Add bananas.
3. In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in flour mixture and milk; mixing only until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Transfer batter into prepared pan.
4. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 206, Calories from Fat 37%, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 117mg, Carbohydrates 30g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 17g, Protein 3g, Dietary Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Nutrition Nugget: A prime food for arthritis sufferers, bananas offer loads of important nutrients to help build collagen and beat inflammation such as vitamin C, B-6 and folate.

Terrific Tip: Don’t overcook: Chocolate cooks after removed from oven.  I prefer a nonstick loaf pan  Sometimes I use the the mini loaf pans and either freeze for my snacks or breakfasts.


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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