Sharing is Caring.

6 Jun

I’ve been taught since I can remember that Sharing is Caring. I obviously care for you, so first and foremost, I am kindly asking you NOT to throw away those brown mushy bananas left behind in your fruit bowl. (I know how it goes, they are only .19 cents a piece and it’s easy to bring home a bunch of 8 at that price.) This is when you will thank yourself for overbuying and ME for sharing this amazing recipe.

I love me some Banana Bread…unfortunately, I was put on this earth with an allergy to Walnuts! I am always looking for banana bread recipes that don’t sound like they will be lacking if I forgo the walnuts. So, I came across this delicious recipe from Our Best Bites. Go ahead, try it! I PROMISE you will not be disappointed.

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CHOCOLATE SWIRLED BANANA BREAD

2 c. flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
¼ c. butter, softened
1 ½ c. mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 medium bananas)
2 eggs
1/3 c. plain lowfat yogurt or sour cream
½ c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups and level. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Cream sugar and butter. Add bananas, eggs, and yogurt, beating until just blended. Add flour mixture. Beat on low until just moistened. Microwave chocolate chips in a medium bowl for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Add 1 c. batter to chocolate, stirring until well-combined. Spoon chocolate batter alternately with plain batter (so you have stripes of plain and chocolate batter) in an 8 ½” x 4 ½” loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Swirl batters with a knife.
** this is where I sprinkled about 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top. It made a delicious crunchy topping.**

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Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes (give or take a little; I’d probably set your timer for 1 hour and 10 minutes to be safe) or until a knife comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Please make this. You WILL thank me!

I heard (maybe discovered it myself) that peanut butter spread over the top of a warm slice of this delicious banana bread is as close to heaven as you will get here on earth.~ dead. serious.

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One Response to “Sharing is Caring.”

  1. Lauren Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    It was delicious! And your idea of Peanut butter was great, loved it! Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

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