An excellent excuse to indulge in chocolate for breakfast, this decadent banana bread is actually on the healthier side. —Lauren
What You'll Need
whole wheat pastry flour
ground nutmeg, optional
mashed overripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
neutral-flavored vegetable oil, such as safflower oil
unrefined granulated sugar, such as evaporated cane juice
lightly packed brown sugar
pure vanilla extract
dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk mashed bananas, oil, both sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until well-combined.
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a wooden tester (or toothpick) inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let sit in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.