Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I had some bananas to use up and decided to whip up some banana bread. I found this recipe on Joy the Baker and decided that I wanted to try it with chocolate chips and flax seed. So I followed the recipe precisely except before folding in the egg whites, I added a cup of mini chocolate chips and a tablespoon of milled flax seed.

I think the bread turned out delicious and will make this recipe again, maybe next time with nuts instead of chocolate chips.

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 1/2 tsp  salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
 1/4 tsp baking powder
 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 3 tsp canola or walnut  oil
 1 large egg, beaten
 2 medium egg whites, beaten
 3 large bananas, ripe
 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including the oats and cinnamon.
In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and whole egg and mix thoroughly.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.  Batter will be fairly thick.
In a medium sized bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium stiff peaks form.  Fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions.
Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 10 equally sized slices.


  1. I always have extra banana's laying around and I have yet to find a banana bread recipe that I love... so I will definitly be trying this one next time. Thanks Beth!

  2. It's really pretty good Meg! I might try it with nuts next time but I added the chocolate chips so that Grant would eat it! LOL. I think dark chocolate chips might be good, too.