Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

When I was a little girl my parents would take us to the local ice cream shop and we were able to pick out whatever we wanted. I remember getting a frozen banana dipped in chocolate more than I ever got Ice cream.Not that they even taste quite the same but I have always loved chocolate chips in Banana Bread and maybe it just goes back to my love of chocolate covered frozen bananas.

 The other day I found a banana bread recipe that called for yogurt, so I decided to try it out, and my family loved it so I thought I would share in case any one else was looking for a good banana bread recipe. I just added chocolate chips of course.

Of course my family can never wait until it cools, so here it is with gooey chocolate chips

Here is my tip for mashing your bananas just place them in a bowl and mix with the blender. Easy peasy mashed bananas!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Makes 1 8-inch loaf
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Adjust a rack to the lower middle position of the oven and preheat it to350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl, stir together the bananas, yogurt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla, blending well.
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry, just to blend–do not over mix. Mix in chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 50-60 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn it out and let cool completely on a wire rack.

recipe adapted from Piece of Cake

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Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Yum! What a great idea!

AmieAnn said...

Oh I just adore banana bread.. and it's always so fun to find a new way to make an old favorite! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!


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