Saturday, January 16, 2010

Banana Nut Chip Bread

It's a classic case of what to do with overly ripe bananas. So I did a quick search for a different banana bread recipe and thought this one looked delicious. And with only two tablespoons of oil and some oats, it's not nearly as bad for you as most banana breads, yet just as moist. And I really thought the nutmeg was the perfect complement to the bread. I made a few modifications to the original recipe, which can be found here. My recipe for one loaf is below (the original makes two loafs).

3/4 C mashed ripe banana

1/2 C sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 C milk chocolate chips
1/4 C chopped walnuts - For this one time, I used some chopped spiced nuts that I got for Christmas from my Grandma

In a mixing bowl, beat bananas, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. I used my Pampered Chef stone loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

WW Points per Serving: 4 points for 1/12 of the loaf


  1. Sounds delicious! Going to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. I really like the sound of this! Mostly because of the little amount of oil! I really don't like "greasy" quick breads. I also had to click on our photo because it just looked so good. ha ha. I love the walnuts...yummmy!