Since I haven’t already, I’d like to welcome everyone to February… and all the low temps, snow, and heavy jackets that come with it! As a write this I’m wearing slippers, a wool sweater, and staring out the window at the several feet of snow lining the ground. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not my favorite type of weather, but I’ve learned the make the best of what I’ve got.
What does that mean? Why, lots and lots of warm and delicious food!
Today’s recipe is part of this month’s Recipe ReDux, and it’s seriously one of the best yet. I haven’t been baking in a while, so I was a little worried I’d be rusty, but I managed to hit this banana bread out of the park with one go.
The theme this month was chocolate combinations, and I kept it simple with the always delicious chocolate and banana. This bread consists of one layer of classic banana bread- sweet and soft and somehow also low fat- and then a top layer with melted chocolate swirled in. The melted chocolate adds a bit of decadence and a ton of chocolate flavor, but the recipe is still totally breakfast eligible. Pair it with a steaming cup of coffee on a chilly morning, and you’ll almost forget the single digit temperature. And if not, hey, at lest your stomach’s happy!
Stay warm, everyone!