Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tempt me Tuesday! Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread

Oh wow... oh my goodness... ohhh yummmy! Yes you might be saying those exact things soon too if you try out this recipe from Our Best Bites. Seriously I don't like bananas but I do like banana bread. Of course I love chocolate so when I spotted this over on their blog I raised an eye brow.....

Picture from Our Best Bites

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.
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.

I used the sour cream and it ended up baking for 1 hour 11 mins before it was done. It was moist and banana chocolately  oh man was it so good!

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