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Double chocolate banana bread

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year friends! I can’t wait to see all the recipes I create this year, I try to mix things up as often as I can to bring you new baked good recipes as well as family meals. Baking is my favorite thing to do so for my first recipe of 2018 I went with a decadent fresh baked loaf because there is just nothing quite like it, I love the smell of the house while it’s baking and enjoy a fresh slice with a cup of tea.  I had banana’s that needed to be used up, and I was craving chocolate (I mean let’s face it, when am I not craving chocolate!) so in the oven went this double chocolate banana bread and oh my was it delicious…like chocolate cake, yes ok.. banana flavored chocolate cake.. I think you will love this one and it’s just 4 smart points per serving.. Bake one up today!

 


Double chocolate banana bread
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Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 10
 
4 SP Freestyle, 4SP/3PP per serving
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 3 medium ripe banana's, mashed (about 1.5 cups)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular size loaf pan with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk your egg and brown sugar together. Mix in your mashed banana, apple sauce and vanilla.
  3. Stir in your flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  4. Leave a few chocolate chips aside (for topping) and fold in your chocolate chips
  5. Pour batter into your loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining chips, bake in oven for approx 50 minutes.
  6. Let cool then cut into 10 equal servings, loaf will freeze well, best stored in fridge.
  7. *Nutritional info includes banana & apple sauce, SP &PP were determined before adding these ingredients.
Notes
SP Freestyle- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 4 using SP calculator
Points plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info- Calories.. 144...Fat 2.9g...Sat fat 1.5g...Carbs 28.5g...Fiber 2.9g..Sugars 13.8g...Protein 2.9g using My Fitness Pal

 

49 Comments

  • Reply Kathy January 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Is this 4SP per slice? Also, is it 10 slices per loaf? I’ve tried to find you on weight watchers connect but can’t find you there. I’ve been stalking your Pinterest and blog all day lol! Youbhave fantastic recipes. I’m newlifenow18 on WWand 1 wk new!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Kathy, think I just answered you in previous comment, as far as the loaf, yes recipe states 4sp per serving and 10 servings

  • Reply Kathy January 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Yes I couldnt find where I left the comment. I thought it didn’t post lol. You are on WW connect? I see #drizzlemeskinny all over the place there. So glad I found this!

  • Reply Amanda January 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Is there a subsitute for the apple sauce? Really want to make this but dont have that in my cupboard! Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 3, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Hi Amanda, maybe some yogurt or try some extra banana

  • Reply Bonny January 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I made this tonight, I made 8 mini loaves for easier portion control, came out to 5SP. They smell so good I can’t wait to try it.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      I hope you enjoyed them Bonnie 🙂

  • Reply Melody B. January 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Just made this, and WOW! Absolutely delicious. I substituted the brown sugar with Splenda brown sugar blend and that brought it down to 3SP per slice. Love all of your recipes.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Krista C. January 19, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Do you think these would turn out as well in muffin cups?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 21, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      I would think so 🙂

    • Reply Ruby February 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      I made them as muffins and they were great. Baked at 325 convection for 18 minutes but I recommend checking them at 16 minutes. I added 5 chocolate chips to the top of each one got 14 muffins. 3.12 points each. I’m going to try them again but leave out the cocoa powder and chips and make cinnamon vanilla with a little sugar free raspberry jam in each one.

  • Reply Tanya January 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for all the time you spend creating such delicious things for people on weight watchers!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed the loaf 🙂

  • Reply Megan Quinn February 3, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Hi first of all thank you so much for posting your delicious, amazing recipes. I was getting a little tired of eating healthy then I found you and I swear EVERYTHING that I haste made is delicious!!
    This bread is so so good, I used stevia in place of the brown sugar but other than , that I didm;t change a thing and it is Amazing.
    Thanks again!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Megan thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much to me and when others are happy with my recipes, I’m happy 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the loaf and good to know that the stevia worked well as a replacement 🙂

  • Reply Ginger February 4, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Sooooo goood! Made these tonight and even hubby was surprised at how good they were!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Glad you both enjoyed 🙂

  • Reply Julie February 9, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I have everything to make this at home but the bananas. My flour is self rising though…should I eliminate the baking soda from the recipe?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Julie, yeah you can do.. you will need to replace the banana with something though , hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Reply Christy February 14, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Hi! I just made this tonight and it turned out amazing!! I’ve lost 10 pounds since starting weight watchers in January and I must say your recipes have a lot to do with my success thus far. I meal plan for the week with your blog. You’re amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Christy, that is fantastic, great loss, and so glad you are enjoying the recipes thank you for your kind words, keep up the great work 🙂

  • Reply a February 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    YUMMY!!! I made this recipe recently and it was amazing!!! So deliciously chocolatey! Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Paula March 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    WOW, is this delish! OMG could not believe it. I thought it may be dry or bland, but certainly not. Hopefully I won’t eat the whole thing today.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Paula, maybe freeze them in individual servings 🙂

      • Reply Paula March 5, 2018 at 1:15 am

        Great idea but too late my family ate it. They preferred it over the traditional banana bread I made for them.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle March 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm

          Meaning you didn’t get any?? Well I’m glad they enjoyed it but hope you get some soon

  • Reply Cheryl March 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Hi, this looks delicious! Do the bananas have to be over-ripe or is ripe ok?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Hi, ripe should be ok, I mainly use ripe when baking

  • Reply Cheryl March 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Ok thanks! Looking forward to making it tomorrow.

  • Reply Kelsey McCarty March 9, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Omg! Made this in Wilson donut pans…I got 12 donuts for 3pts each (rounded up from 2.5). So amazing! Love this site!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Kelsey, so glad you enjoyed and thanks for the tip on the donut pan 🙂

  • Reply Lisa March 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Can I use regular semisweet chocolate chips?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Sure, just make sure it is the same amount if you want the points the same

  • Reply Ramona Kecman March 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Just made 20 mini muffins – 2sp. Such a great chocolate hit. I make add a touch of salt next time (personal preference). Thanks for such an easy and awesome recipe.

  • Reply Joy March 17, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I’m just curious because when I figure out the points using your nutritional breakdown it comes out to six points per serving. I’m using the Weight Watchers calculator but can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong because you have it as four points. I made the recipe tonight by the way and I enjoyed it.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Joy, the nutritional info includes all ingredients, but for freestyle we don’t add points for banana’s, applesauce and the egg, so if you use those numbers then yes you will get a higher read, the freestyle points were determined using the WW recipe builder, the old smart points were determined using the nutri numbers but before adding in the banana/applesauce, if that all makes sense

  • Reply Joy March 18, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Yes it does and thank you for the reply.

  • Reply May March 20, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve been looking for some sort of chocolate cake type food I could make that wouldn’t blow through all my points, but still taste good. I hit the jackpot! I love this one and so do you kids because there’s nothing artificial about it, I can share it with them.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      So glad you all enjoyed the loaf 🙂

  • Reply Victoria darby March 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Made this today and I have to say it’s soo Devine love it 😍

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      It is one of my favorites for sure, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Emily March 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    just put this on my list for sunday’s shopping. i am sooooo excited.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Hope you love it Emily 🙂

  • Reply Debra April 8, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    I made this and they are very good… but my WW calculator for smart points comes out to 6 sp. Did anyone else get this?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 10, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Debra, as stated in post the nutrition numbers included the banana, apple sauce and egg, all zero point foods, so if you use those numbers in your calculator you will get a higher point value, but if you are still getting 6 in your recipe builder then I’m not too sure why, the things with points are flour 13, cocoa powder 3, brown sugar 11, mini chocolate chips 13

  • Reply Amanda April 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I have made this bread 3 times now and it is delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I’m actually enjoying a slice right now with fresh cut strawberries on the top. So yummy!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      I am so glad you enjoy it Amanda 🙂

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