Monday, November 19, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaf

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
1c. Sugar
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp
(or microwave for 11 seconds in non-metallic wrapper)
2 Large Eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed w/ a fork
1 Tbsp. Milk (vanilla soymilk works too)
¼ tsp. vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
2c. Flour
1 tsp. each:  baking powder, salt, baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips, semi-sweet w/ 1 tsp. flour sprinkled on them
(to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter as it cooks)
Cream the butter and sugar til light n fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well after add each.  Add milk & vanilla, mix.  Lightly blend in the mashed bananas.
            In another bowl, mix together the lightly layered flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.  Add in ½ the flour mixture, blend, stir in the other ½ to just mixed in.  Add the chocolate and stir to combine.
            Prep a Loaf pan w/butter and lightly floured.  Pour batter into prepped pan.  Bake 60-75 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack, for 15-20 minutes, then if you wish you can invert pan to remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.  Cool completely before slicing. 
            If wish bake w/ streusel topping of:
1 Tbsp. butter, 1 c. granola, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, and 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips – mix in a mini food processor til fine and slightly moist.  Sprinkle all over the top.
Enjoy J

Friday, April 6, 2012

White Chocolate M&M popcorn

Check out this recipe.
Enjoy this tasty treat tonight!
Popcorn and Chocolate, add a few mini M&Ms oh yes, what a yummy snack.
Cute idea to bag up and hand out for Easter too!
Make a triple batch - you'll need it.
Enjoy! :)