Thursday, August 07, 2014

Whole Wheat Banana Bread (marbled with semisweet Chocolate)

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Hi everyone, today's recipe has become one of my family favorites, so hopefully you will give it a try and love it as much as we did.  It''s a delicious Banana Bread, made 100% with whole wheat flour and I added a little bit of semisweet chocolate, just because I love the choco-banana combo. It's a little bit healthier than regular Banana bread, so if you are watching what you eat, you can still have a slice or two of this delicious super moist and flavorful bread!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 cups ripped mashed bananas
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 stick on unsalted butter, softened (113 grams = ½ cup)
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup of Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Chocolate Sauce
  • ½ cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Preheat the oven to 350ºF

Grease and flour your baking pan.

Heat up 3 tablespoons of milk, and once the milk is hot, pour it into the chocolate chips, stir together
until the chocolate chips are melted. (If the chocolate mixture, is too thick, feel free to add one more tablespoon of hot milk.) Stir well and set aside for a minute.

In a bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt, stir well, and set aside for a minute.

In an electric mixer, on medium-low speed, beat the butter with the honey, then add in the mashed bananas, once everything is combined, then add in the eggs one at a time, mixing each egg for 30 seconds before adding the next one.

Once the eggs are well combined with the rest of the ingredients, now add in one teaspoon of vanilla extract, mix on high speed for one minute.

Set the speed to the lowest, then add in the flour mixture, a little bit at a time, then add in ½ cup of milk, continue to stir on low speed until everything is incorporated, do NOT over mix, you just want the wet ingredient to mix with the dry ingredients.

Pour half the batter into the prepared pan, top it with the half the chocolate mixture, using a knife
or a toothpick, swirl the chocolate around to give the batter a marbled look. Then Pour the rest of the batter into the pan and top it with the rest of the chocolate, swirl the chocolate to give the surface a marbled look.   Bake at 350ºF for 50-60 minutes or until the bread is cooked.

You will know the bread is cooked when you insert a toothpick right in the middle of the bread
and it comes out with a bit of crumbs.

Let' the bread cool completely before slicing it.

Enjoy!

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