Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread

The insanely delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, is made healthy with the addition of Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Powder. This surely is going to be your next favorite healthy bake!

Bananas and chocolate chips are a classic combination when it comes to baking. I have tried using chocolate chips in different recipes, especially in cookies, like, Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. But baking with banana bread this time was a welcome change.

This is not my recipe. Straight forward talk here. I have tweaked a very popular recipe this time, and converted it into one healthy log of deliciousness. When I say that this is insanely delicious, I really, really mean it! The banana bread was finished in a single day. I have baked banana breads earlier, but stumbled on this recipe lately by “Tasty”. It was apparently very popular recipe of theirs, and it didn’t disappoint me at all. If you want to view the original recipe, you can find it here.

It is very apparent from the banana bread pictures that my daughter left me no time to get any classic shots of the final bake. But I don’t blame her, the bread was incredibly inviting. The gooey and melted chocolate chips of the banana cake just hot out of the oven says it all. So, please don’t mind the weird photography, but it was simply irresistible!

The changes I made to the original recipe are pretty simple to follow. I have replaced all purpose flour with whole wheat flour in equal proportion. Next, the sugar mentioned in the recipe has been replaced with jaggery powder. The recipe mentions 3 bananas and 1 egg to be used. But I had only 2 bananas available in my pantry, so I used 2 bananas and 2 eggs here. Rest of the ingredients remain the same.

I had a feeling that the chocolate chips seem less for the bread, but I was wrong, the quantity of chocolate chips used is perfect. Half a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips plus two extra tablespoons for sprinkling is able to suffice here. So, I strongly recommend you to use the same quantity.

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Coming to the chocolate chips used, I have used Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, and they impart the perfect sweetness here. Those who follow my posts know my love for Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chips, but this time since I didn’t have those in my pantry, I decided to give the Hershey’s chocolate chips a try, and, I love them, definitely recommended!

Healthy baking has been the essence of this blog, and if you see the desserts category of the blog, I have always insisted everyone to reduce the use of refined flour and refined sugar. These are really harmful for our bodies, and their negative effects are now known to everyone.

This is the reason I try my bakes using different kinds of healthy flours, like whole wheat flour, oatmeal, chickpea flour, finger millet flour etc. Also, I have now switched completely to healthy sweeteners like jaggery powder and unrefined cane sugar. I would recommend everyone to start bringing this change to their kitchens, your body will definitely thank you for this!

Also, continuing the tradition, here comes the 31st recipe under My Julie & Julia Project. For those who don’t know, I had started this project last year, under which I had planned to post 100 recipes from my kitchen by the end of the year 2019. But since I got busy with other priorities in life, I have planned to continue the tradition in 2020. So, this is the Recipe #31 for you all.

Banana Choco Chip WWF Bread

If you like this recipe, do check out the recipes for some of my other whole wheat bakes!

Without taking more time of yours, let me take you straight to the recipe of insanely delicious Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread!

Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe

  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients


  • Butter (unsalted, melted) – 1/3 cup
  • Unrefined cane sugar/Jaggery powder – 1/2 cup
  • Bananas – 2 (medium, over-ripe)
  • Eggs – 2
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Chocolate Chips – 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (For sprinkling on top of cake batter)


Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Add the melted butter to the mashed bananas and again mix it thoroughly.
  4. Add in the unrefined cane sugar/jaggery powder, eggs, vanilla essence, baking soda, salt and whole wheat flour.
  5. Mix everything till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  6. Finally add the half cup of chocolate chips, and give it a good mix.
  7. Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with some butter and dust with whole wheat flour.
  8. Add in the banana bread batter into the greased pan, and top it with rest of 2 tablespoon of chocolate chips.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for around 50 minutes to one hour till the cake is done (when the inserted toothpick comes out clean), mine got ready in exactly 52 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool before serving.
  10. The Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is ready to be relished!




Method (Step-by-step with pictures)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a bowl until smooth.

  • Add the melted butter to the mashed bananas and again mix it thoroughly.

  • Add in the unrefined cane sugar/jaggery powder, eggs, vanilla essence, baking soda, salt and whole wheat flour.

  • Mix everything till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.

  • Finally add the half cup of chocolate chips, and give it a good mix.

  • Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with some butter and dust with whole wheat flour.
  • Add in the banana bread batter into the greased pan, and top it with rest of 2 tablespoon of chocolate chips.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for around 50 minutes to one hour till the cake is done (when the inserted toothpick comes out clean), mine got ready in exactly 52 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool before serving.

WW Banana Choco Chip Cake

The Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is ready to be relished!

Banana Choco Chip WWF Bread
Banana Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Bread

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  1. helo, I made these and they tuned out really well! I converted the cups into grams and also added some chocolate chips and the cake is soft and delicious despite using flour and jaggery:):)

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