Are you ready for the most awesome banana bread you will ever taste??? This is it! My daughter says this is her favorite of all the breads I make. She says it’s good for breakfast, dessert, snacks and with dinner. This bread is impressive looking and easy to make.
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 c. sugar
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 c. ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
- ½ cup egg substitute (or 2 eggs)
- 1/3 c. plain low-fat yogurt (or 1/3 cup buttermilk or 1/3 cup milk with ½ tsp. of vinegar to make sour milk)
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add banana, egg substitute (or 2 eggs), and yogurt (or buttermilk); beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist.
Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup batter to chocolate,
stirring until well combined. Spoon chocolate batter alternately with plain batter into an 8-1/2×4-1/2 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray (I just alternate blobs of the banana batter, then blobs of the chocolate batter – it doesn’t have to be pretty). Swirl batters together using a knife. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes (watch the time – mine was done after 60 minutes) or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10
minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield:
1 loaf, 16 slices.
TIP: If bananas get too ripe to eat, don’t throw them away, toss them in the freezer. When you’re ready to make this bread or any recipe that calls for bananas, pull out the number of bananas you need, put them on a plate and microwave them until they’re soft (three bananas took about 2-1/2 minutes in my microwave – I’d start with one minute and go from there). Then open the peel and squeeze out the banana pulp. It won’t be pretty, but that’s okay.