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Banana bread with dark chocolate chips recipe with Ensure® Regular

Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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  • Guaranteed to be your favourite new chocolate chip banana bread recipe! The addition of Ensure® and lots of bananas make this loaf moist and nutritious.

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

  • This


    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 12 servings


  • 1 bottle (235 mL) Vanilla Ensure® Regular
  • 625 mL (2 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 mL (½ cup) brown sugar, packed
  • 125 mL (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 375 mL (1 ½ cups) bananas (approximately 3 medium-size bananas), mashed
  • 125 mL (½ cup) dark chocolate chips

How to make

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 23 x 12-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter with a beater. Whisk in egg, mashed bananas, and Ensure® Regular.
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 55 minutes, or until top of bread turns brown and cracks along the top.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1 slice
  • Calories
  • 300
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • Sodium
  • 150 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 44 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 2 g
  • Protein
  • 5 g
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  • Tips

  • Substitute with whole-wheat flour and Ensure® scFOS Fibre for a higher fibre version.

    Lock in moisture by covering the bread with foil and letting it sit for 30 minutes when removed from the oven.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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