Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Banana Bread

Who doesn't love a warm loaf of banana bread on a cold day? I have been making banana bread for many years and in all this time I had never thought to add chocolate to the mix- so this time I did in fact add some chunks of dark chocolate and it made such a difference! Kinda a cross between a breakfast and a dessert- but who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast anyway?

The beauty of this is that it's so easy to make and if you make it in mini loaf pans, it will make for some tasty holiday gifts.

The ingredients:

2 eggs
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup quinoa flour
2 oz coarsely chopped
dark chocolate (70 % cocoa)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

7 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
1 apple, peeled, cored and grated (use any apple good for baking)
2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork


1.Preheat the oven at 350 F and butter a loaf pan. Coat it with either flour and tap the excess out and set aside.

2. In a bowl, combine the flours with the oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder and ground cinnamon and set aside.

3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until light. Add the butter and mix. (you can use a hand mixer as well)

4. Stir in the apple and bananas using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula

5. Fold in the flours and chocolate and nuts and mix until just combined.

6.Pour the batter into the pan and bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I finally made this recipe and it was delicious - moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I can't make it again any time soon or I'll have to join Weight Watchers!