Ummm. Okay. I am kind of in love with making banana bread. I am also a fan of eating it, but that’s another story…
I have a favorite basic recipe, but I really enjoy trying out new ones that incorporate something a little different.
A generous chocolate swirl adds just the the thing to tasty banana bread. It complements the banana flavor and it looks so pretty, it makes the perfect gift!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a larger bowl, beat sugar and butter until blended. Add banana, egg, yogurt. Add flour mixture and beat at a low speed.
Place your chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for 1 min. Add to 1 cup of the batter and stir until well combined.
Spoon plain and chocolate batter alternately into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Swirl batters together with a knife.
For larger loafs, bake for one hour 15 min. For smaller gift sized loafs bake for 40 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
In my heart of hearts, I just knew this one was going to be a winner. As a girl, I remember my dad ordering chocolate-banana shakes whenever we went out for a treat. They were his favorite. The mixture of flavors. Sigh. My childhood.