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Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Choco-Banana Bread
HG's Choco-Banana Bread

One Loaf to Love!

Forget about all the butter-packed, sugared-up, chocolate chip banana breads in the world. Our guilt-free recipe is the only one you need. Bake it, taste it, and fall in LOVE...

Ingredients:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup mashed very ripe banana
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" X 5" loaf pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

In a medium bowl, combine egg substitute, butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until uniform. Stir in mashed banana. Add mixture to the large bowl, and stir until uniform. (Batter will be thick.)

Stir chocolate chips into the batter. Transfer to the loaf pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 - 22 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 10 minutes in the pan and 45 minutes out of the pan on a cooling rack. Eat up!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe (1 slice)
Calories: 155
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 248mg
Carbs: 28g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 3.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of granulated white sugar in place of the Splenda, each serving will have 183 calories, 35.5g carbs, and 18.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 5*).

Fight it! Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Average
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Average

Bread or Alive...

Hey, all you desserty breads out there -- this means YOU, banana bread, zucchini loaf, and pumpkin bread. Guess what?! You're basically cake. Sure, some of you might be lower in sugar and fat than cake, but too many of you are still loaded with sugary, fatty calories. A few of you are even bursting with chunks of chocolate or walnuts! How far are you going to push this "bread" thing? Enough is enough! In our opinion, if you want to be considered a breakfast option, you're gonna have to lighten up on the excessive amounts of sugar, eggs, and butter. Our take on chocolate chip banana bread -- with its guilt-free ingredients and impressive nutritional stats -- is perfectly appropriate any time of day! We use smart swaps like fat-free liquid egg substitute and light butter to lower the fat count. Then we use whole-wheat flour to boost the fiber. Add the perfect balance of sweeteners, plenty of mini chocolate chips, and (of course) lots of banana, and you've got one delicious no-guilt treat. So get outta town, all you fatty-fat banana breads! Just go. (And don't let the door hit you in the chips on the way out...)

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 306
Fat: 12g
Sodium: 315mg
Carbs: 48g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 26g
Protein: 5g

PointsPlus® value 9*

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