Monday, January 23, 2012

Mocha Date Banana Bread

Lets make banana bread! We have been busy house hunting and now have an accepted bid! Wait, that means we will have to pack and move.....

My basic banana bread recipe is so easy to change up! It is delicious each and every time it is baked. In this house banana bread bananas stack up, so the challenge is to use them in new ways and come up with an equally delicious loaf. After baking this loaf I thought, wow a cup of chocolate chips would dress this up to  Sunday dinner status.

Mocha Date Banana Bread

1 c snipped dates
1/2 c hot coffee

Cover dates with the coffee, stir once or twice while coffee cools. (I poured the coffee over the dates, let sit 10 minutes, stirred again and left for work.)

In a medium bowl combine and set aside:

1 c flour
1 c whole wheat flour - I used spelt flour
1 T cocoa
1 t baking soda
1 t salt

In a large bowl, beat together:

1/4 c oil
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
2 eggs

then add and stir well:

3 mashed bananas (about 1 c)

1 c chopped walnuts

Stir dry ingredients, add sugar oil mixture, mashed bananas and the date mixture. Do not over mix. Pour into a prepared 9X5 loaf pan. Add chopped nut to the top of the loaf.

Bake 55 - 60 minutes or tests done.

Recipe rating:  It's Ok. (tasty but not special)

As always thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello, I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments. This post was created for and shared with Our Krazy Kitchen. .

This post is also shared with:
hearth and soul @ premeditated leftovers
weekend potluck @ country cook


April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a great idea, Melynda. I love your delicious twist on traditional banana bread. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop. Congratulations on your new house - I hope the move goes well!

Alea Milham said...

Congratulations on your new home! I always enjoy setting up a new kitchen, though I don't enjoy the process of moving. I love the combination of flavors in your banana bread. It looks amazingly delicious!