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Lemon Chocolate Banana Bread

September 10, 2014

20140826 Lemon Chocolate Banana Bread

Here’s another sweet variation on banana bread. It’s got a few interesting twists like lemon zest and dark chocolate. I also used olive oil instead of butter or vegetable oil. The result is a banana bread that is a sweet surprise!

You will need:

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, lightly mashed
  • 1/4 c Greek yogurt (I had vanilla on hand, but plain would work too)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c dark chocolate chips (or coarsely chopped)
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 t salt

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the bananas, yogurt, eggs, olive oil, lemon zest and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the chocolate pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until golden and just set in the middle.
  7. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
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Honey Poppy Banana Bread

September 5, 2014

This is a light banana bread with a hint of honey. It’s also full of poppyseeds, which is something I really like when I bake sweet breads. Your house will smell awesome when you make this! I challenge you to wait till it has cooled off before cutting a slice.

You will need:

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, lightly mashed
  • 1/4 c Greek yogurt (I had vanilla on hand, but plain would work too)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil or melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t ground cloves
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1.25 oz poppyseeds

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter, honey and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and poppyseeds.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until golden and just set in the middle.
  6. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely on a cooling rack.

20140826 Honey Poppy Banana Bread

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Carrot Banana Bread

June 26, 2014

20140526 Carrot Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite treats. This one is a little different with the addition of carrots. We made it when D’s parents were in town, and then we used it as the base for some amazing french toast!

You will need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 c unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 c grated carrots
  • 1/2 c cashews, chopped

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bananas with the butter, brown sugar and eggs until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt until just mixed into the wet mixture.
  4. Mix in the spices, carrots and cashews until blended.
  5. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a tester near the center comes out clean and the loaf is set.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the loaf from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
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