Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread-adapted from
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas(3-4 medium)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups whole or ap flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts(optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans.
Mix together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs until mixed well. Add in bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla, beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.(Stir in nuts)
Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and slowly heat them up to melting. *I started at 30 seconds, stir, another 30 seconds and stir. They tend to keep their shape for a while, so try not to burn them! Mix about 1 cup of prepared batter into the chocolate until combined.
Layer 1/2 of plain batter into each loaf pan. Top with half of the chocolate batter followed by another layer of plain. Take a knife and lightly swirl the batters together, if you swirl too much you will just end up with chocolate banana bread!
Bake for 40-60 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. *The orginally recipes states to cook for 1-1 1/4 hours, but in my pans it took about 40 mins. So you will want to keep an eye on them!
**This bread was so DELICIOUS!! YUM! It was a bit thinner but that was because it was split into 2 pans. But it wasn't dense, but fluffy and moist. K's parents love it as well.