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Chocolate Ribbon Banana Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

1 loaf (12 slices)

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

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 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

  1. 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.
  2. Remove 1 cup batter to a small bowl; stir in chocolate until well blended. Pour half of the remaining plain batter into a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray; top with half of the chocolate batter. Repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 272 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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