It started off as a healthy craving. Then I thought it might be a bit boring so I added chocolate chips. Then it looked like this:
So I popped it out of the pan and was left staring at this:
Boring! SO boring! Needs some kick, some pizazz, some oomph, some....chocolate. So I did this:
Ah, so much better. Want a slice?
You better hurry up, I've been known to do this:
Hey, what's that over there? Look behind you:
I'm not even sorry. It's that good.
Alright since I ate your piece I'll share the recipe. Just make sure you send me a slice or two or ten when you make yours.
Banana Chocolate Bread:
Inspired by Kraft Kitchens Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon vanilla salt
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
⅓ cup walnut oil
¼ cup milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup crushed walnuts
For chocolate drizzle:
2 ounces or squares of semi-sweet chocolate
2 ounces of cream ( I used whipping cream, you could use heavy or just milk)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl beat the eggs, banana, oil, and milk.
Now add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and fold in until incorporated. Do not over mix.
Now add walnuts and chocolate chips. Fold in lightly.
Pour mixture in a greased loaf pan or bundt pan.
Cook for about 50- 55 minutes. Toothpick will come out clean when done.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
Now remove from pan and let cool completely.
While it is cooling you can make your drizzle.
Start by putting some water in the bottom of a double boiler. Now stack them and turn on medium to low heat.
Once water is heating up nicely add you chocolate and melt.
Let the chocolate cool for a few minutes then add milk or cream, whisking until smooth.
Pour over banana chocolate loaf.
Let chocolate cool.
Serve with a chocolately smile.
Looks good right!!! But this is not all I did last night. I was craving this:
Yummy peachy goodness coming at ya tomorrow.
But that wasn't enough. I needed more. So I made this again:
Yah, this is out of this world. Recipe coming at ya tomorrow as well. So good.
So when you make this much stuff you also tend to make a mess. I was trying to be quiet as it was late at night and 2 of the 4 of us were snoozing. So while trying not to wake up the boys and overdoing my baking resulted in this:
So you're thinking so...it's not that bad. I've made bigger messes in my sleep. Er, look again folks. There is more:
Er, really I am a clean freak. Not that you can tell from this. Or this:
Um, yes my name is Kim and not only am I a cooking addict but I am also a mousehunt addict. Have you ever played it? It's a game on fb, it's totally addictive. I've played it for about 3 years or something like that. So yah, I was sounding my horn while baking. Every 15 minutes. Yup, I have issues. I could have used that time to do dishes but no, I played mousehunt. So my kitchen looked like this:
Um, yah so consider yourself special. I don't even let my family see my house like this. I am a clean freak, an germ nut, an ocd counter wiper. Yet somehow last night that all fell by the wayside while I baked, played mousehunt and trashed my spotless kitchen. Hope you're happy now Lunatic fans. This is all your fault. I blame you completely. I mean it has to be some one's fault and it can't possibly be mine. Okay so maybe I blame mousehunt. Just a little. It's just so darn fun. I cannot help myself. I have to sound that horn. I have to see which mouse I caught. You should play too. It's so much fun. I play way too much. Seriously, I have issues. Someone get the straitjacket immediately. Just make sure you put my laptop near me so I can sound my horn.
Toodles and smoochies. xx
ps. giveaway winner coming up. Sorry it's so late. Not sure what I was thinking scheduling that for the holiday weekend. Just finalizing the post. Will either post shortly or in the morning. Was just informed I have to drive B to work in the morning.