Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TWD-Cocoa-Nana Bread

This week's TWD recipe, Cocoa-Nana Bread, was chosen by Steph who blogs over at Obsessed with Baking. You can find the recipe on her blog.
I accidentally "healthified" this bread.
We had just gotten back from DisneyWorld and I thought I would throw it together really quickly and take it to my nephews in DC. I had a couple of brown bananas and I didn't think to check if I had everything else I needed.
I was only making 1/2 of the recipe and I started mixing away.
That's when I realized I had no eggs. None. Not even 1 little egg.

So, I frantically checked the freezer for possible stashes of frozen egg whites and found some.
I had subbed whole wheat flour for half of the flour and used low-fat buttermilk, because that is the kind of buttermilk I always keep in my fridge, so I had a semi-healthy Cocoa-Nana Bread.
1/2 of the recipe made 3 mini loaves (pictured) and 1 larger, not really mini, but also not a regular sized loaf.
I let my kids sample one of the mini loaves and then carefully wrapped the other 2, one for each nephew old enough to eat them, and the other small loaf (for my teenage brother, who was also going to be in DC), in plastic wrap. I then carefully transferred them to a large Ziploc bag and positioned them strategically in my backpack, hoping that they would slide through the security points at the airport undetected.

Don't worry. It all went smoothly and when my nephews woke up the next morning I was able to present them each with a personal mini-loaf of chocolate-banana goodness that might have actually been an ok breakfast item.
They loved them. So did my kids and my brother.
Can't really go wrong with chocolate, if you ask me.

Check out the rest of the TWD Bakers and see what everyone else thought. Many people were worried about this chocolate-banana combination!

16 comments:

Steph said...

I'm so glad they enjoyed this! Thanks for baking along. I totally agree, you definitely can't go wrong with chocolate.

buy r4 dsi said...

I thought this bread was delicious - the banana flavour was not at all overwhelming, and in fact, I didn't even really notice it, with chocolate being the dominant flavour.

Marthe said...

Loved this! Yours looks perfect, I always like mini-versions...

Meghan said...

These little loaves looks so chocolatey! I love that you made them healthier too :)

erin said...

If I make these again I may have to try whole wheat flour and egg whites, then may be I won't feel so bad eating it for breakfast! The mini loaves look great!

Lauryn said...

I love your mini loaves and I am so glad that they were such a hit with your family! Nice job making it healthy!

Kayte said...

You are absolutely the best sister, aunt, mother, etc. to know...always gifting everyone with your treats! These look so great this size. Love hearing about the subs, etc. I learn so much from you!

Pamela said...

I love that they made it through airport security. Too funny! The minis look great and your pics look tasty, too.

Flourchild said...

Im glad everyone loved the bread! It was a fun recipe just not my fav.

Susan said...

They look great! Love your placemat/table cloth?

Becky said...

I really like the idea of all your subs. :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

what an adaptable recipe! these healthy loaves look delicious!

Tracey said...

Your mini loaves are so cute!! Sharing treats is one of my favorite things even and it sounds like you do it a lot too. Glad these made it to DC with you and were enjoyed :)

Jessica said...

I love it when little mishaps like not having any eggs work out into a great discovery like yours. How great that this bread can be made with only egg whites?! It's wonderful, if you ask me. I'm glad that your nephews enjoyed this.

Chef Aimee said...

Quickbreads are the best, aren't they? Thanks for sharing this. :)

Eliana said...

I love good, healthy mistakes :)