#75) Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread
I went out to a "girls' night" last weekend and thought it would be nice to add a sweet treat to the finger food menu... I had loads of bananas in the kitchen, and a couple handfulls of different kinds of chocolate chips kicking around... Well, what goes better together than banana and chocolate?
The banana bread was good, but I like a nice dense banana bread so to improve I would add another banana next time around. Also, the recipe I tweaked said to use all the batter in one loaf pan, but it was a lot of batter so I divided it into two loaf pans and got two nice loaves.
(PS - please forgive the poor photo, but souRIRE photography wasn't visiting last weekend)
I've got a few more bananas to use up this weekend... any suggestions for a banana sweet treat you'd like to see here?
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips + extra for the top(I used a mixture of white and mini semi-sweet)
2 cups ripe banana (about 4 bananas)
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup (soy) milk
-Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare 2 loaf pans with spray oil.
-In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
-In another bowl, mix together bananas, butter, milk, and eggs. Pour over flour mixture and stir just until combined.
-Divide between two loaf pans.
-Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top (up to you how much!)
-Put loaves in the oven for 3 minutes. Remove and run a butter knife through each loaf lengthwise and widthwise to swirl the chocolate. (I used a "sawing" motion so I didn't drag the batter all over the place)
-Return loaves to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
-Let cool completely before slicing.