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Chocolate Ribbon Banana Loaf

 Chocolate Ribbon Banana Loaf
This bread is a combination of three of my favorite foods: bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter. I try to make other quick breads but this one is always requested. —Sharon Giljum, San Diego, California
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one
  • at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas,
  • yogurt and vanilla. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and
  • cinnamon; gradually add to butter mixture just until moistened. Fold
  • in peanut butter chips.
  • Remove 1 cup batter to a small bowl; stir in chocolate until well
  • blended. Pour half of the remaining plain batter into a 9-in. x
  • 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray; top with half of the
  • chocolate batter. Repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to
  • swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

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Chocolate Ribbon Banana Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 272 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.