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Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Glaze
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time:–Cook Time:55 min
one 9-by-5-inch loaf or three 6-by-3-inch mini loaves

For the Bread:

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

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

Photograph by Charles Masters

Printed from FoodNetwork.com on Thu Apr 28 2011© 2011 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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