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“clean” raspberry-chocolate chip banana bread

In recipe on March 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

cooks and bakers around the internets use the term “clean” to refer to things that don’t use either white flour, processed sugar, eggs, dairy, some combination of these, or something else entirely.

i’m calling this recipe clean in quotes because although it doesn’t use white flour, white sugar, dairy, or animal products in the batter, i did throw in some chocolate chips. SUE ME (or leave them out).

i should probably also say here that although you might think “clean” sounds like a synonym for awful – i mean, what good can possibly come from no sugar, dairy, or meat? you are asking yourself – you might change your mind when you try this loaf.

“clean” raspberry-chocolate chip banana bread

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup small or chopped chocolate chips (i used a mixed of white and dark)
1 cup frozen raspberries

preheat oven to 350.

mix dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another. (mashed bananas are “wets”)

cleanbananabreadingredients

dump wets into dries, add chocolate chips (if using) and raspberries, and mix until well combined.

cleanbananabreadmashed

cleanbananabreadmixed

spoon into a (greased) loaf pan, three small (greased) loaf pans, or muffin tins (with papers). fill each only 3/4 full.

cleanbananabreadreadytobake

bake about 30 minutes (for the small loaf pans. probably a little less for the muffins, or a little more for a large loaf) until a sticker comes out clean.

cleanbananabreadoutoftheoven

inspired by this recipe, and a picture i saw on pinterest.

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