Banana loaf is an all-time favorite. The loaves are traditionally made with an excess of oil and chocolate chips. By using more banana and low-fat sour cream I enhance the flavor so I can use fewer chips. This is great as a dessert, breakfast or snack.
1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8- x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Using a whisk or electric mixer, combine the banana, oil, sugar, egg, vanilla and sour cream in a large bowl until smooth.
3. In another bowl, combine both flours, baking powder and baking soda. With a wooden spoon, stir the dry mixture into the banana mixture until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.
4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaf cool in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing into 8 slices.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1/2 slice)
Protein 1.6 g
Fat 5.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Carbohydrates 19 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 81 mg
Fiber 0.8 g
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Make Ahead: Bake up to a day in advance and freeze for up to 1 month.
Makes 1 Loaf
Nutrition Watch: Semisweet chocolate is high in saturated fat, calories and sugar. Use it in moderation to give flavor, but not excess calories.