Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
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Some days the sun just doesn’t want to come out for you. I don’t know why.  I guess it feels disagreeable on occasion, like the rest of us.  Or maybe it was just feeling camera shy today.  The point is, on those days you’ve just got to make the best of things.  Or make banana bread.  Hey, the sun will come out tomorrow, right?  This recipe is adapted from Hungry Girl’s version.

This banana bread isn’t completely fat-free, so it’s not gummy like versions that use only applesauce instead of oil.  I made my bread into muffins, but if you like loaves better you can simply pour the batter into a bread pan and bake it about the same amount of time.  Both HG’s and my recipe have about 160 calories per serving (one muffin or one slice of bread), plus more fiber and less fat than is traditionally found in banana bread.  I bet the bread would be even better with a little cinnamon dashed in.

Low Calorie Banana Bread Recipe


1/2 cup + 2 T white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup + 2 T self-rising flour
1/3 cup zero-calorie sweetener (like Splenda), or 2 T + 2 t Truvia 
3 tbsp. brown sugar, unpacked
2 egg whites
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup very ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 bananas)
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

banana bread ingredients

The bananas were happy.  Their smile says “lighten up.”



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 muffin cups with nonstick spray, or use liners.

2. Combine dry ingredients (both types of flour, sweetener, brown sugar) except for chocolate chips in a large bowl. Mix well.

banana bread batter

3. In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until uniform, then stir in mashed banana. Add liquid mixture to the large bowl, stirring until uniform. The batter will be thick.

bana bread 2

4. Stir chocolate chips into the batter and pour into muffin cups.

5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 – 22 minutes.

6. Let cool completely, then eat.  Makes 8 servings.


banana bread



Demelza Young is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Her current plans are to attend graduate school and to study clinical psychology in the hopes of one day working with eating disordered patients.

92 Responses to Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Erica Ardali says:

    I can't wait to try these! Yum! 

  2. Beth says:

    This looks delicious! I bet my kids would love these. They're muffin nuts!

  3. San says:

    Looks yummy! Gonna try this recipe, thanks!

  4. Betty Baez says:

    Yum I have to try these! They look very moist! Thanks!

  5. Shauna says:

    Totally need to make these, super-yummy looking and love that they are low calorie! 

  6. Reesa L says:

    YUM those look so good!  My kiddos would love these!

  7. Meg says:

    I don't usually care for banana bread but these look amazing and they are low cal… might have to try them!
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  8. Jenn says:

    These look delicious!!! I love the combo of banana abd chocolate! 
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  9. Jenny Patton says:

    I wonder if these taste similar to Starbuck fat banana chocolate chip bread, I'm all for healthier alternatives

  10. Tara says:

    Oh these look SO yummy! I am so sad that I am allergic to bananas :( I love them so much but they do NOT love me!
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  11. md kennedy says:

    What a great recipe!  Low cal and chocolate – I am so making these muffins!

  12. Jen says:

    Great recipe! I'm gonna try it GF

  13. I totally love new recipes! This one looks really yummy! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing

  14. Brandi Kerr says:

    Looks great I would love to try making this.

  15. Mary Ann Knox says:

    These sound amazing!  I love that they are low in calories!  They will work perfectly on my current weight loss program!

  16. Gloria Walshver says:

    I'd love to taste it. it looks amazing.

  17. Heather says:

    I just had some bananas go a bit too ripe and are in my freezer right now! So excited to try this!

  18. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    I found your blog through a fiveaway post on FaceBook.  I look forward to exploring and browsing your site.  Thank you for sharing such great recipes!

  19. Omer Caudhry says:

    Banana bread & muffins are fulfilling as is.  So a combination into this recipe is very interesting indeed.  May try this soon.  I wonder if I can exclude the sweetener & still have a super tasty muffin..

    Thanks for this.

  20. jessica hager says:

    This sound so good! Going to give it a try!

  21. denise smith says:

    these look so good i will have to try making these

  22. Garf says:

    Chocolate chip banana bread sounds really tasty.  I occasionally bake banana bread with nuts but not with chocolate chips yet.  I might try it one of these days. 

  23. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says:

    I have never put chocolate chips in my bread but I will give your recipe a try next time.  Sounds yummy

  24. Jennifer says:

    Mmmm, gotta give this recipe a try!

  25. Laura Smith says:

    I made these today! Only saved 4 for my husband! What an easy recipe.. I'll be making these all of the time now.

  26. sandy says:

    This look yummy!  Will be trying them soon!
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  27. These look so good, might not mind the kids eating 2 or 3 of them if they have banana in them.  They love chocolate chip muffins
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  28. Mary Ann Knox says:

    I made these this psat weekend!  Super yummy!!!

  29. sherry lareau says:

    It looks and sounds delicious especially with the chocolate chips. How can this possibly be low calorie?

  30. Kiara says:

    I would love to try this!

  31. Erin K says:

    These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try it!

  32. crystal smith says:

    I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. Chocolate is my ultimate weakness and I always love to find a lower calorie option to satisfy that addiction lol

  33. melinda willfond or @Melinda74 says:

    Parents are diabetics, this would be great for them

  34. Jody Cowan says:

    These look and sound so good! AND they're low calorie! I have to make them! Thank you!
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  35. Katrina Angele says:

    I have never evn thought to try to make banana bread healthier….lol. I like your simple changes. Best thing is you said it's not gummy like a lot of "healthy" versions of things. I usually make loafs but I think I do muffins next time!

  36. Doreen says:

    Made this dessert for my parents!  Especially for my dad who loves banana bread!

  37. Michelle Tucker says:

    These look so good.  I'm putting the ingredients down for my next shopping trip.  Thanks so much!

  38. Michelle B says:

    I can't wait to try these. They look delicous

  39. Jenni says:

    I'm looking for something to bake up this afternoon and this sounds like just the thing

  40. Erica Garcia says:

    I've been making choclate chip banana bread for years and been despreate for a lower calorie recipe! I never thought of making it with truvia and whole wheat flower. Its a very tasty and now I feel better about serving it to my family! Thanks for the recipe

  41. lisa says:

    I'll have to try them. I'll bet the banana makes it moist. Sounds good.

  42. I love chocolate chips and banana's and this looks so yummy on your tummy good.

  43. Shirley Carr says:

    Gonna try this looks great!

  44. yummy! I love banana bread or muffins.Anything with bananas in it,I love it!
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  45. Deborah D says:

    I have been looking for a low calorie banana bread recipe and finally found it.  Thank you!!

  46. Ahoura says:

    Wow, These look amazing, I will obviously make these tonight and enjoy.

  47. Kristina L. says:

    I make a similar recipe to this and I add walnuts. So good with a cup of coffee or hot teat!

  48. carla bonesteel says:

    Thank you sooo much for this recipe!  Bananas and chocolate are two of my favorite things, but I am post bariatric surgery, so low calorie is perfect!!

  49. judy gardner says:

    i am doing south beach diet and can actually have these in moderation!  finally something sweet that i can have to eat that looks yummy!

  50. maribel Raymuundo says:

    I love banana bread, i can eat it for breakfast and snack in the afternoon. Your looks yummy

  51. Cynthia Brooks says:

    Those look yummy. I usually make most baked goods vegan but this is a good recipe to veganize. I like your vegetarian section.

  52. annette anderson says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe !  I am going to give these a try.



  53. tia albright says:

    thanks for the recipe.. i have some ripe bananas that the kids wont eat.. I think that I will go to the store and get some chocolate chips and try this recipe. 

  54. Lisa Brown says:

    I love banana and chocolate together. They look moist and yummy :)

  55. Wow…I can't wait to try these…and my kids are going to love them! Thanks for sharing.
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  56. judy gardner says:

    i have been on a diet and these would be something i could have once in a while – thank you for posting!

  57. Candace Parker says:

    I love banana bread. I heard about the applesauce version in a nutriton class but we never tried it out. I never thought to use butter spread because its not something I generally cook with but I will have to try it.

  58. Linda Hofke says:

    This look tasty. I think I'd add a few chopped walnuts or pecans.

    I like to make cupcakes or muffins more often than cake. The single-serving cakes can be frozen and easily defrosted and there is no need to eat a whole big cake in a few days time.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  59. Tina S says:

    This looks delicious. I have been on the lookout for some lower calorie versions of our favorites.

  60. Stormy says:

    These look so yummy and combine my daughters 2 favorite things, chocolate and bananas.

  61. This looks really good and super easy! I think my picky daughter would enjoy these! May have to add this to my shopping list for tomorrow!

  62. Kevin Linkie says:

    Yum this recipe looks delicious.  Anything chocolate chip & banana and I am sold.  Thanks for sharing.

    Kevin Linkie

  63. Emily Linton says:

    YUM! This is way healthier than my banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  64. Nadine L says:

    I just saved this recipe, wil be making it for this Sunday, we love homemade muffins to go with breakfast. (Think I will cut out the choc chips though, love me some Banana Nut , not so much choc chips

  65. Mary Withrow says:

    These look great and I would probley mix them up by adding strawberries or blueberries – I will have to try your recipe

  66. Shirley Carr says:

    My sister woukld love these. Gonna try them!

  67. Elizabeth says:

    These look delicious!  My family loves the banana/chocolate chip combination.  Will have to try these.

  68. BrittanyUtley says:

    These look and sound so good. I'm going to try them out.

  69. lisa says:

    That sounds like a great recipe. I like that applesauce is used. The bread is probably super moist.

  70. Michelle S says:

    These look soooooo yummy! I think I would try it with loaves instead of muffins. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your tips.

  71. Heidi says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I adore banana bread, especially if there's chocolate involved :)

  72. heather says:

    WOW low cal I can't believe it I have gotta try this one thanks for posting.

  73. Tiffany F says:

    Nice !! I have been looking for a good banana bread recipe for a while. Will have to make these to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Wonder if they would taste good with a little chocolate frosting on em too ???

  74. krystel says:

    this sounds so delicous just by reading im gonna try to make this

  75. Tiffany R says:

    I will be trying th is soon. sounds good.

  76. krystel says:

    i love banna bread !!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. Thanks!! Looks delish! Love the way you posted pictures as well and!!

  78. Kelly Nicholson says:

    think ill give this on a try…it seems to be pretty simple..i  have always liked banana bread and im sure i will enjoy this,,,thansk

  79. Susana Silva says:

    Lovely recipe! I will try. it seams easy,delicious, and the best: low in calories. Thank you for share :)

  80. Shannon says:

    This sounds great, thank you for sharing this with us.

  81. i have ripe bananas right now so will try this recipe, thanks

  82. M.Clark says:

    This looks delicious, I’m glad to know that it’s low calorie. I can’t wait to try this, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  83. kathy downey says:

    Thanks these look so good and I love the low sugar content

  84. Maggie D says:

    Those look so good! banana bread is one of my favorite sweets!
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  85. Roxie says:

    bookmarked!!, I like youur website!
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  86. Wonderful, what a blog it is! This web site provides valuable information to us, keep it up.
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  87. Petra V. says:

    I have to admit that this is the best banana bread recipe so far! I simply love it. I think I will give it a try soon and since I can’t deny adding strawberries to it, I will substitute the chocolate chips with dried strawberries! :-) Thank you for the recipe!

  88. Bogdan says:

    It is a good recipe! Healthy and fast cooking. With cup of tea, those cookies will be a delicious breakfast!

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