10.17.2010

BANANA CHOCOLATE BREAD
We all have those ripe bananas that are too brown to eat but, we feel bad trashing them, right?And it's always good to have good banana bread recipe on hand, right? I made this a couple weeks and ago and it was really yummy to have with tea for breakfast. Not too sweet. And you can choose to make it with chocolate or without.


Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread Recipe
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, room temp
3 bananas, ripe and mashed up with a fork
1 "normal" banana, slice into 1/2 inch thickness for top of bread.
2 eggs, room temp
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Sugar in the Raw

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
-Butter a 9x9 baking pan or bread pans.
-Melt chocolate chips in a bowl over a pot of 1/4 to 1/2 cup simmering water. Take off heat and set aside.
-Mix flour, salt, and baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon into a bowl. Set aside.
-Beat sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
-Add egg, yogurt, and banana. Mix to blend, then add flour mixture. Blend until fully combined.
-Take 1/3 of the batter and mix in a separate bowl with melted chocolate. *optional
-Pour into baking pan and swirl around
-Place cut banana slices on top, slightly pushing them into the batter.
-Place whole pecans as well if you want.
-Sprinkle with Sugar in the raw.
-Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
-Let cool, Sprinkle some more sugar on the banana and brulee them if you have a culinary torch.
-Then slice on cutting board and serve warm with tea.
 THE END!

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