Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've been in a bread making mode lately with all the different variations of bread. So I decided to revert bake to my first inspiration ot start making bread. The tried-and-true Banana bread. For this go around, I added some oats and a little surprise in the middle. That surprise is some chocolate-y goodness in the form on nutella. You can use regular milk chocolate bars as well.
From the outside you'd think it was just a regular ol' banana bread. But no...inside is a little treat. Rather than mashing the banana like most recipes do, I cut them in to thin coin slices. Making is full of banana chunks. Poured half the batter into the loaf mold when laid down two chunky strips of nutella from end to end. That way each slice of bread has a yummy treat. Topped it with the other half of the batter. Baked it, then accidentally burnt my finger in the excitement of wanting to get that first slice. The cool thing about it is that the nutella stays creamy even after baking. Finger lickin' good. You bite into it...yummy!
Makes 1 loaf
Banana Oat Bread Surprise
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c unsalted butter or margarine
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c oats
2 c flour
4 tbsp nutella or 1 regular sized chocolate bar (milk or dark)
3 ripe bananas - thinly sliced
Preheat your oven to 350˚F
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Then beat in each egg. The slowly mix in the flour mixture.
Fold in the bananas and oats.
Pour half the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan. Then take the nutella or chocolate bar and and place them in the two rows from on end to the other. After top with the other half of the batter.
Bake in the oven for 60 min or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Let it cool for several minutes before removing from pan.