Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Marbled-Chocolate Banana Bread

I knew I was having lunch with one of my best friends today. She has been such a great friend lately that I wanted to surprise her with a loaf of banana bread. She loves this bread. I have made it for her many times and she requests it for her birthday and special occasions. It is a Cooking Light recipe so it is not horrible for you either. The only change I make is that I just throw mini chocolate chips into the finished batter instead of doing the marbling. I need to make this again for myself. I am always giving it away.
Marbled-Chocolate Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar1/4 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 chipsCooking 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. Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices
(serving size: 1 slice)CALORIES 183 (23% from fat); FAT 4.7g (sat 2.8g,mono 1.4g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 3.1g; CHOLESTEROL 8mg; CALCIUM 18mg; SODIUM 180mg; FIBER 1.3g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 33.4g Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2003

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YUM! Sounds fabulous and looks great. I love that it's cooking light too! SIL will love this. I'm totally going to try! Thanks!