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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread @UpsideDownPear

We’ve finally had the nicest bit of weather that I can remember since before Christmas! It’s been sunny and warm, and I was finally able to go outside with a lighter jacket than normal! I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally go outside with a different jacket. And actually on Sunday, I was able to go out with just a sweatshirt. It was beautiful. It was also an amazing day since I got to spend just about the entire day with my mom! It’s been a while since we’ve been able to get together, and it was a super fun day.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread @UpsideDownPear

Anyways, I had some homemade applesauce sitting in my fridge and some bananas that needed to be either used or frozen, so of course I had to make some banana bread. It’s a bit difficult adding in applesauce since you have to take something out. I made this at least three times before finding the right balance. The first couple of times it came out heavy and waaaay too moist. We kept trying to put in the oven for longer and longer, and it just never felt cooked. It turns out that I needed to add half applesauce and half oil. This was the key to getting the right consistency.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread @UpsideDownPear

This bread also has half the amount of sugar that I’ve added to previous banana breads. The first bite does not hit you with sweetness, but it grows on you and I feel that the chips give it a nice balance. I really like eating this as a snack between meals. I would stick to only 1/2 cup of chips as 1 cup is just over kill. If you add that many, it basically become just chocolate with a side of bananas. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf
 
Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons of cinnamon applesauce
3 table spoons of melted coconut oil
1/4 cup of raw honey
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 cup of almond milk, regular milk is also ok
2 eggs, room temperature
1 and 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
 
Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 375° F and spray a bread pan with oil.
2) In a medium sized mixing bowl, add in the bananas and mash until it's fairly smooth.
3) Add the applesauce, coconut oil, vanilla, milk, and eggs to the bananas. Mix well.
4) Slowly add in the flour, and mix until just combined. Add in the chips when there are just small pockets of dry flour left.
5) Once everything is mixed, pour the batter into the bread pan and bake for 1 hour. Depending on your oven, you may want to check it out at the 50 minute mark. The bread is ready when a toothpick comes out clean.

 

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