Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Cake


With the bananas and whole wheat flour, I like to think of this dessert as two-thirds healthy!  It is 100% delicious and the perfect way to keep over-ripe bananas from going to waste!

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
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  1. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 2/3 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  7. 1 egg
  8. 3 bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cups-1 1/2 cups)
  9. 3 tablespoons milk
For Streusel Topping
  1. 1 cup chocolate chips
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Stir streusel topping together in a medium bowl and set aside.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another medium bowl.  Using electric mixer, beat sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl until fluffy.  Beat in bananas and milk..  Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  2. Spread half the batter into a greased 8x8-inch baking pan.  Sprinkle with half the streusel.  Repeat with remaining batter and streusel and bake in a 350 degree oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 45 minutes.  (I always check about five minutes early since oven cook times vary...this will prevent baked goods from becoming dry.)
  3. Cool cake in pan on rack. This cake tastes best when fully cooled, even though it's tempting to dig right in...which is how I know this!
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  1. Rebecca

    My husband and son love banana bread. So when i found a recipe that used whole wheat flour I had to try it. This cake turned out amazing!!! Soft crumb, not dense despite being all wheat and wonderful flavour. This recipe is a treasure I stumbled upon. Thank u for sharing.

    1. Ann

      And thank YOU for taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, Rebecca. I truly appreciate it and am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. Melissa McMurtrie

    I’ve made this a few times with your gluten free blend, and coconut or almond milk…it is so good (no surprise!!!)

    1. Ann

      Hi Barbara,
      The pecans and chocolate chips are part of the streusel topping which gets mixed in the beginning step, set aside, and then used as a topping further down. I hope that helps!