Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
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Serves: 16 slices
Simply A (RD) Fact: Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is important for blood pressure regulation.
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce - note: some unsweetened applesauces are labeled as "natural"
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4oz dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk together to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss in the bananas. Using a fork, mash the bananas to the consistency you desire - I like my bananas with a little texture! Add in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, applesauce, water, and vinegar. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir gently to combine. Add in chocolate chunks and the walnuts. Stir to combine. Evenly divide the batter between the two load pans.
  5. Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the loaves cool slightly in the tins and remove them and then let them cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 169 calories Fat: 6gm Saturated fat: 2gm Carbohydrates: 28gm Sodium: 119mg Fiber: 2gm Protein: 2.5gm Cholesterol: < 1mg
Recipe by Simply A (RD) Foodie at