Monday, October 15, 2012

Recipe: Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

I know, I know... it's been a looooooong time since I posted, but I PROMISE I'm going to get better at this.. I have so much to share with you, but first thing is first..

Last Wednesday (Oct 10), my mom came over and we had a "baking day." It was so fun and my house smelled heavenly with some fall scents. We made Pumpkin White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut cookies, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Pumpkin Butter, and Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread. The later of the 4 was my favorite and I'm feeling oh so generous, and guilty for not blogging in a while, so I thought I would share the recipe.. Beware, this could be addicting, just sayin!!

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread... (enjoy!)


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated white sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup halved raspberries, tossed in 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
3. In a separate large bowl, beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in the flour mixture; just until moist. Don't over-mix. Stir in the chocolate chunks and then gently stir in the raspberries. If you want, you can sprinkle a few additional chocolate chunks and raspberries on the top to make it look pretty.
4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on the wire rack.

 **Picture from another blog, I didn't get a picture of mine before it was eaten up!!**

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