I love banana bread. The recipe I usually use is posted on this blog, and I really do like that recipe. But one day, I felt like experimenting. I really wanted to add chocolate to the banana bread since I had never tried it before. I also wanted to try substituting sugar with honey, for a healthier banana bread. (The chocolate is dark so it’s all good!)
So I added the chocolate, and I cut the sugar in half, substituting it with honey. The original recipe only has 1/2 cup sugar, so this revised version only has 1/4 cup sugar! I kept the flax seeds and the walnuts in. Why wouldn’t I? Instead of making a loaf this time, I made muffins. They cook faster and I was really excited to try this recipe out.
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup yogurt or 1/2 cup milk+1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup, chopped walnuts
- 1 cup, chopped chocolate
- handful of flaxseeds
Bake at 350˚F for about 15 – 20 minutes
- Take 2 ripe bananas and mash them, for later use. If they are not ripe enough, you just wont get that strong banana flavor. Also chop up the chocolate and the walnuts and place aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the egg and add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Whisk again.
- Next, add 1/2 cup yogurt and the mashed bananas. Mix well until the banana chunks are fully incorporated into the batter.
- In another medium sized bowl, mix 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.
- Next sift in 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix well. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Fold the mixtures together until just incorporated.
- Now the goods. Add in 1 cup of the chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup of the chopped walnuts and then just take a handful of flax seeds and throw them them in as well. Again, fold your mixture just until incorporated to avoid over mixing.
- You will end up with a batter that looks like this. Don’t eat it yet… I know it looks really good.
- If you want to make a loaf, make a loaf. If you want muffins, this recipe makes 12 of them. Oil up the muffin tin first.
- Bake at 350˚F for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown, and a wooden skewer comes out relatively clean.
- Remove the muffins from the hot tin and place them onto a plate. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Go on. Have yourself a muffin.