Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread


This is banana bread with a chocolaty twist consisting of Nutella and chocolate chips.  Yum…

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

Servings: 16

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

-1/2 cup white wheat flour

-3/4 tsp baking soda

-1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3)

-2 egg whites (or you can use 1 full egg)

-2/3 cup milk + 1Tbls vinegar (or 1-80 g container of plain lowfat yogurt (such as Activia) + 1/3 cup milk)

-3 Tbls canola oil

-1 tsp vanilla (or 4-5 drops vanilla concentrate)

-3/4 cup packed brown sugar

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)

-1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

-2 tsp sugar (for sprinkling)

Directions 

*Preheat oven to 210-215 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)

1) Mix the flours and baking soda together in a bowl.

2) Mix the next 7 ingredients together, all but the nutella and chocolate chips.

3) Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.  Take out 1 cup of batter in a different bowl and set aside.

4) Put the chocolate chips and nutella in a microwave safe dish.  Microwave for 30 seconds until some of the chocolate chips melt, but some are still intact.

5) Add the cocoa powder and nutella chocolate mixture to the 1 cup of reserved batter.

6) Put the batter alternating into a greased loaf pan or into 16 muffin cups.  Use a toothpick or knife to swirl the batters together.

7) Sprinkle the top with sugar and bake muffins at 215 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven temperature or 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes for a 8X4 inch loaf pan.

Below are the ingredients used in this recipe.  You can find the nutella and vanilla at Home Plus and the flours at your local mart.

Nutrition Information

For 1 Serving (1 muffin or 1/16 of the loaf):  165 Calories, 5.1 g Fat, 1.2 g Saturated Fat, 12.6 mg Cholesterol, 121.5 mg Sodium, 28.2 g Carbohydrates, 2.1 g Fiber, 15.8 g Sugars, 3.3 g Protein. * I used 1 full egg for this calculation

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