Lower Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

Lower Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe
 
Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe will get the kids eating banana bread without even questioning it. In theme with eating more healthy, we even lightend up this recipe so the adults can enjoy a slice with less guilt. I am always experimenting with banana breads as we seem to always have one or two bananas that over ripen and the kids refuse to eat. My favorite tip I shared in one of my first blog posts is how to freeze bananas.  Frozen bananas are great to have on hand for smoothies and baking, and way you won’t feel pressured to bake something right then but when you are in the mood.
 
 Low Fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Recipe Low Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

While waiting in the orthodontist office a few years ago, I was browsing the Food Network Magazine. There was the most delectable picture of a chocolate covered chocolate chip banana bread. Although I have seen people do it before I could not pull out the page of the magazine. Luckily  when I was ready to make the recipe, I was able to find it on line and test the chocolate covered banana bread on my kids. 

Low Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

OF course I had to tweak it just a little bit to make it a little healthier. If you are going to smoother something in chocolate reduce calories a fat by adding some whole wheat flour and apple sauce. Adding peanut powder to a recipe makes these amazing High Protein Peanut Butter Banana Muffins too.

Low Fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Recipe 

If you plan on doubling the recipe,  do not glaze the loaf you plan on freezing. I actually just served the second loaf that I have froze and it was tasty and moist even without the glaze. This low fat banana bread is great on its own.

Low Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

Don’t waste those half eaten bananas, cut them up and save for a tasty treat when have the urge and try the Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Recipe or any of these tried and true Banana Bread Recipes created at Close to Home. 

Low Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

The kids and I gobbled up the loaf and wish I had doubled it for another day. However, this banana bread is simple to make and the chocolate glaze takes it to a new level. 

Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe 

Low Fat Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Recipe

 

Low fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread

Low fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread

Yield: 10 Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Low fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread is a dessert and a breakfast food. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 2/3 cups mashed ripe banana, about 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Coconut Creamer or almond milk
  • 2 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Combine sugar and oil in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add banana, milk, sour cream/Greek Yogurt , and egg
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended (do not overbeat). Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch metal loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool on rack.
  5. 4. Place coconut creamer and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 20 seconds. Cool slightly; spread over bread and allow to set before slicing.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking light

Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 306 Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 34mg Sodium 252mg Carbohydrates 51g Fiber 1g Sugar 27g Protein 4g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Low Fat Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Recipe  is a great after school snack? Would your kids eat this ? 

12 Comments

  1. I know makes a world of difference, or you can try to google it when you get home too.

  2. I know, even picky eaters would enjoy this banana bread recipe.

  3. Skimp on the ingredients to enjoy a little chocolate! Using dark chocolate has its benefits right?

  4. Too funny, good thing about banana bread or bananas is that they freeze well too

  5. Banana bread reminds me of my roommate from back in the day who bought way too many bananas – failed to eat any of them – decided to make banana bread – made 8 loaves – didn’t eat any – and I gave them away to the cable guy, the UPS man, etc etc! LOL!

  6. I’m in the small crowd of people that don’t like chocolate chips in my banana bread (to my husband’s chagrin), but I LOVE this idea of glazing it with chocolate – a bit of sweetness with the banana bread staying front and center!

  7. Banana bread with chocolate is a total hit! These days when I see a good recipe in magazine, I take picture of that page and then come home and write it down. Wonder how we survived the ‘no smartphone’ age!

  8. I can never say no to a good, healthy slice of banana bread, especially one that’s covered so generously with chocolate! Yumm!

  9. Banana bread has been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. This looks amazing! Love all of that beautiful chocolate on top!

  10. Banana bread covered in chocolate?! This is brilliant! My kids would go crazy for this.

  11. This recipe looks delicious! I’m a new follower dropping by from the pink dandy blog hop. I look forward to visiting often!

  12. OH yum! I’m not a huge banana bread fan, but THIS looks soooo good. I’d have to make extra chocolate for dipping. 🙂

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