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Lite Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Moist banana bread with ample chocolate chips.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 65 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Lite Syrup (33% Fewer Calories) OR Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, syrup, brown sugar and corn oil in a large bowl. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture, just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired.
  4. Pour into a greased 9 x 5-inch OR 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake 50 to 55 minutes if using larger (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan OR 60 to 65 minutes if using smaller loaf pan until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.