Intro: Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread
Bananas are literally the best fruit. They come in their own protective package, they taste great by themselves, they are the reason smoothies exist at all, and they taste amazing with chocolate, vanilla, and peanut butter (this is something that not many foods can claim).
One of my favorite foods to make with bananas is banana bread, but most recipes have oil, sugar, and chocolate as main ingredients, which are all delicious, but not super healthy. So I set out on a quest to make a banana bread that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and not feel guilty or get a stomach ache. Enjoy!
2 cups Quick or Rolled Oats
1 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
1 cup Baking Splenda or 1/2 cup Stevia
4 very ripe Bananas
1/2 cup Almond Milk
2/3 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/3 cup Cooked Black Beans
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
2 Egg Whites
1 tsp. Baking Powder
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
The first thing you should do is mix your chia seeds and almond milk in a bowl. This is so the seeds begin to turn into a gel before you mix them in with everything else.
Grind the oats in a blender until they are almost like flour. Dump in the rest of the dry ingredients and blend until everything is mixed. Add the wet ingredients and 3 bananas, blend for a minute or two until thoroughly combined. Dice the remaining banana and mix in to the blender with a spoon. Dont turn on the blender for this step, because you will destroy your little banana chunks!
Pour mixture into two baking pans and bake on 325 F for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serving Size: 1 Slice (16 slices total, 8 per pan)
Sat Fat. .3g
TOTAL: In Both Pans
Sat Fat 5g