St Patrick’s Day Grub


Well, I normally don’t do any big thing and we did the Shepherds Pie last night. Today however I am feeling pretty good. I tried banana bread with chocolate chips once and loved it. Then, whomever baked it for the little market I got it from changed it up and it was no good anymore. So, I decided to make my own. It’s bad ass. Of course I cut half a piece off…. below is a picture. It’s not that bad for ya either. The recipe, if anyone is interested in it is below the picture.

Banana Chocolate Bread

2 cups whole wheat flour, 2 cups splenda, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 4 med sized  over-ripe bananas (lots of freckles), 1/2 cup orange juice, with or without pulp. It doesn’t matter. 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil, 1 container banana cream pie yogurt (fat free), 3 eggs (from cholesterol free carton of eggs which is about a third of a cup, 1 cup chopped unsalted walnuts, maybe a little more if you like, half bag or so milk chocolate chips. Just mix in how many you want. Be careful because the oil from the chocolate will really gooey up the banana bread and make it really heavy.

Sift together all dry ingredients, flour, splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips

In separate bowl combine 4 smashed up bananas, orange juice, egg, oil and yogurt. Mix well but no need to beat it up.

Pour banana mixture into the dry mixture and stir. It should be about the consistency of normal cake batter. Makes 2 regular loaves or 1 gigantic one. 🙂

I made one gigantic one. Oiled and floured the pan and baked at 350 for an hour and a half. 2 loaves would be about an hour or so baking time. Let it cool before you take it out of the loaf pan. Eat it warm with a large scoop of vanilla fat free frozen yogurt. That’s good stuff. 🙂 The only really naughty part is the chocolate chips. You might be able substitute with carob chips but I haven’t tried it. I have tried carob in other things and I personally don’t like it much. 🙂


Happy St Patrick’s Day!


~ by Deena Kay on 03/17/2010.

2 Responses to “St Patrick’s Day Grub”

  1. Yum!!

  2. I want some. No time to bake today, though, but have bananas in the freezer.

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