Low(er) Calorie Chocolate & Caramel Banana Bread

I have my staple Banana Bread recipe which I love, but in my quest to eat a little bit healthier I tried out this recipe and was pleasantly surprised – it actually tasted just as good as my other recipe.  I’ve since incorporated this in my normal rotation of sweets…

Ingredients: Lower calorie Banana Bread

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup  of both Brown and White Sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
  • Egg Whites from 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup light Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Low-fat Caramel + Chocolate Candy

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Spray pan with cooking spray to keep low(er) calories, or grease as normal with butter/etc
  3. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl
  4. Combine both sugars, applesauce, and butter in a bowl and beat with your hand mixer or Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.  Add bananas, egg whites, vanilla, and candy, saving some to sprinkle on top
  5. Pour into pan, with reserved candy on top
  6. Bake for 50 minutes and check to see if baked thru with the toothpick method
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