Banana Bread with Chocolate Glaze
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Banana Bread with Chocolate Glaze

Whether served for breakfast or a snack, this lightened up banana bread with a chocolate glaze is sure to please.
Course Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 2/3 cups mashed ripe banana, about 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup lite sour cream
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add banana, milk, sour cream, and egg whites. Mix until blended.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture and vanilla extract to banana mixture, beating just until blended.
  • Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the top feels firm when pressed on. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For glaze, place chocolate and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bread.