Thursday, May 8, 2008

Marbled-Chocolate Banana Bread

I think I have made every banana bread that Cooking Light has ever developed, now. I was just dealing with overripe bananas last week, but someone bought more overripe bananas because they were cheap. Oh well, just another excuse to make a delicious treat! I love Cooking Light's quick bread recipes, because they always turn out so moist and scrumptious. This one was no different- quite tasty!

Marbled-Chocolate Banana Bread

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

Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
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, and yogurt; 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 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Swirl batters together using a knife. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 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 wire rack.


Thibodeau fam said...

Hi this is Natalie ( Katie Flynn's sister from Idaho) I was lurking again on your food blog and your marble chocolate banana bread looks so GOOD! You should be a chef or something, thanks for all the free recipes.