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lower sugar banana bread

Lower added sugar chocolate chip banana bread

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x



3 medium to large ripe bananas, about 1 cup mashed

1/4 cup canola oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. 

In a medium mixing bowl, mash bananas well. Stir in canola oil, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and stir well. 

On top of the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients in the order listed, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently stir the dry ingredients together and then mix with the wet ingredients just until combined and there are no more streaks of flour in the dough. 

Stir in the chocolate chips. 

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Let the bread rest for 20 minutes before slicing.