Monday, August 07, 2006

Surely Not? (Fat-free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread)

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Fat-free? Surely not? But yes, they are. No butter, margarine, shortening or oil of any kind. And, if you exclude the eggs (if you are concerned, just use 2 egg whites instead of one whole egg) and chocolate chips. But then, the amount of fat that these contribute is negligible, right? I would like to think so. And no thanks, please don't come and enlighten me.

Anyhow, they are good for breakfast, particularly when toasted until just a tiny bit burnt around the edges. Really!

Based on recipe by "Everybody Likes Sandwiches"
3 medium to large ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs (or 2 egg whites + 1 egg)
1 1/2 c plain flour
3/4c sugar (1/2 granulated sugar + 1/4T organic molasses sugar)
1 t baking soda
1 t pure vanilla paste
1 T cinnamon powder
6T semi-sweet chocolate chips
Topping: 2T sugar (white + brown/molasses) mixed with cinnamon and 2T chocolate chips.
Method:

Mix mashed bananas with eggs and combine thoroughly. Add flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla paste, cinnamon and mix well. Add chocolate chips into the batter. Pour batter into a greased and bottom-lined small loaf tin (about 8x4 inch). Sprinkle with toppings. Bake at 180-190c for 40 minutes (cover top with foil if top browns too fast) or until skewer test comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

6 comments:

labbit said...

hello, I'm serious, I'm serious that want to tell you, how about you try to sell this to your friends or peers? the world is 'heng' fat free, no fat, and labbit believes this would b selling like a hot cake! :>

rokh said...

mm..so gonna try this. i am looking towards healthy cooking too hehe

evan said...

wow, yummy and healthy. what better combination could there be? thx for sharing viv!

myCoffee said...

Hi labbit,
Thanks for the suggestion. Selling it? Hmm..,honestly speaking, have never thought of it. But who knows, right?

Hi rokh and evan,
Do give it a try. It's a rather good recipe in the "fat-free/low-fat" category. Try toasting it well. Melting chocolate chips in a warm and crispy banana bread is simply awesome!

yunnermeier said...

heya,

i'd be happy to send you some dutch processed cocoa powder if you send me the latest cleo magazine:D

myCoffee said...

Hi yunnermeier,
Thanks for dropping by and for your kind offer. I am visiting Sydney this month so I hope to get it there. But thanks, anyway. :)