Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I have a confession to make....

I don't really like Banana Bread....

So a few weeks ago when I saw the bananas were over ripe, I hesitated before throwing them in the freezer. But, with the high costs of groceries, I was not willing to just throw them out either. I thought I would eventually find something to use them in ... I was thinking cupcakes...

But, I found this recipe from Katie, which I modified a little bit.

I have another confession to make....

I originally made it to bring it over to the neighbors.... but I just wanted a little taste first....it is so moist and fluffy..... so delicious.... the choclate chunks were so tasty....

Its not looking good for the neighbors....

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray Pam into a loaf pan

Mix 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (I use half wheat and half white flour) with 1 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 package instant pudding mix (I used fat free/suagr free white chocolate pudding mix, but you can use Vanilla) set aside.

In another bowl, cream 1 stick of butter (or 1/2 cup of shorting) with 2/3 cup sugar. Add two eggs, one at a time, mix well. Add
2 Tbsp milk, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and 3 large ripe banana (I threw mine in frozen).

Slowly add the flour mixture until blended well. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips (I used chocolate chunks).

Bake 45-50 minutes.

NOTE: This could be made WW friendlier by using egg beaters instead of eggs, using half applesauce and half butter, and using splenda or splenda blend (half sugar/half splenda).

6 comments:

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, man. I got hungry just reading the recipe. Mmmmm!

Wish that the ingredients had no calories.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Dawn said...

I love banana bread!! Yum!

ValleyGirl said...

Mmmm, sounds AWESOME!! I haven't had breakfast yet, so my stomach's really rumbling now!! I always freeze old bananas, too (I sometimes specifically BUY discounted old bananas to put in my freezer!), because we LIVE for these.

Katie said...

Hahaha. Glad you ended up liking it! :)

gin said...

I don't think I like banana bread.
It does smell oh so good when it is piping hot, but I have to pass on it. I'll wait for your next recipe.

heather said...

that sounds good. i've been wanting banana bread!