Healthy Banana Bread with Strawberries and Chocolate

A deliciously, healthy banana bread filled with fresh strawberries, chocolate chips and walnuts is quick and easy to whip up. Makes a great gift too.

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So moist and delicious. You would never know it is a healthy recipe. Best banana bread ever.

What is the perfect gift to welcome a new neighbor? Why Banana Bread, of course. I saw a recipe for Banana Split Bread on one of my favorite blogs, Heather’s French Press. I love Heather’s recipes. They are such fun and through the blogging community, I feel like I have gotten to know her even though we have never met. I was drooling over her Banana Split Bread with Chocolate Ganache and looking for an opportunity to splurge on it. When I looked carefully at the recipe, I realized this did not have to be a splurge recipe. It was pretty healthy and I could easily lower the calories a touch more.

So moist and delicious. You would never know it is a healthy recipe. Best banana bread ever.

Banana Bread also sounded like the perfect welcoming gift for two new neighbors. How could anyone resist a deliciously, moist bread filled with bananas, fresh strawberries and chocolate? Just look at those ooey, gooey morsels of chocolate goodness in the slice above. Your mouth has got to be watering. Then as you continue to eat a slice, pops of strawberry explode on your mouth. It is quite the eating sensation and sure to tickle your taste buds.

So moist and delicious. You would never know it is a healthy recipe. Best banana bread ever.

I made two loaves to take to two new neighbors and omitted the nuts as I wasn’t sure of any nut allergies. My daughter was drooling over the prospect of eating a slice and to her dismay we walked the loaves to each of our new neighbor’s houses. When we got home she asked if I really didn’t leave a slice for her. She was still hoping for a piece. So a couple of weeks later I made banana bread for us and to photograph for you all. Oh happy days! I have to admit I was dreaming of a slice ever since I smelled the first loaves baking. My first bite and I was not disappointed. This banana bread is lovely. It satisfies any sweets craving with very little sugar in the recipe. Now I cannot wait to make it again.

So moist and delicious. You would never know it is a healthy recipe. Best banana bread ever.

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So moist and delicious. You would never know it is a healthy recipe. Best banana bread ever.

Healthy Banana Split Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 161 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1 tsp . pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (240 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350•. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Puree first 6 ingredients in a blender.
  3. Pour into a large bowl and mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour into loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked through.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  7. Take out of pan and cool bread on wire rack.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 6 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Split Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Heather’s French Press

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I need to try that Banana split Bread. Yum! I might try a little pineapple too for part of the berries. Maybe I can try it GF for some family. YUM!!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, Pineapple would be delicious. My daughter and I were talking about making it with cherries this week. Need to drop some off to neighbors that really helped us out these past few weeks.
  2. Charlotte Moore says
    I just made this and made muffins out of most of it. I have a mini loaf still in the oven. It is very good. I made it just like the recipe.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Love to hear that Charlotte! What a great idea to make muffins. My little one will love that.
  3. Can I use white or whole wheat flour in it instead of pastry flour or maybe cake flour?

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