Saturday, May 26, 2012

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Glaze



Ingredients:

For the Bread:

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled (or 1/2 cup vegetable oil), plus more for the pan
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
1 cup mashed banana

For the Glaze:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Make the banana bread: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter one 9-by-5-inch loaf pan or three 6-by-3-inch mini loaf pans.

Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add the chocolate chips.

Whisk the eggs, melted butter, yogurt, vanilla and orange zest (if using) in a medium bowl. Stir in the mashed banana. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan(s). Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes for a standard loaf or 35 to 40 minutes for mini loaves. Cool 30 minutes in the pan(s) on a rack, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.

Make the glaze: Whisk the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Pour over the cooled banana bread and let set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe shared from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/banana-bread-with-chocolate-chips-and-chocolate-glaze-recipe/index.html