Chocolate Banana Bread Treats

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September 6, 2012 by FHElessons

Have some overripe bananas hanging around that need to be used?  Here are a couple recipes to help you turn your brown, nasty-looking bananas into FHE treats that are sure to please!

Nutella Banana Bread Bites

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I recently tried this recipe that I found on Pinterest and found these treats to be fairly addictive.  Of course, I tweaked the recipe a little to my own liking.  Originally, they were called “cookies”, but although they look like cookies, they taste much more like banana bread.  So I am calling them “Nutella Banana Bread Bites.”  Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Nutella Banana Bread Bites (adapted from Chef in Training)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 6 Tbsp. Nutella

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine first 3 ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Mix in banana and egg and then the oats.  Spread the dough out a little by pushing out to the sides of the bowl.  Drop the Tbsps of Nutella around on the dough.  Take a knife and swirl the Nutella through the dough.  Do not mix in completely – let the dough be kind of striped.  Grease 2 cookie sheets and drop large spoonfuls (maybe about 3 Tbsp sized?) onto the pans to make 24 mounds of dough (like soft cookies).  Bake for 8-10 min. or until edges begin to brown.

Place some tin foil under 2 wire racks and then remove the banana bread bites to the wire racks to cool.  Mix up the icing by combining all ingredients and whisking until smooth.  Spread a spoonful of icing over the top of each banana bread bite.  Use the back of the spoon to spread it a little.  If a lot of icing falls off the cookie, you can scoop it up off the tin foil and spread it back on.  Allow icing to harden a little and enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Crunch Bread

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Here’s a recipe I’ve been making for a while now.  It’s super yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 6 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions: Cream butter and sugars.  Beat in eggs.  Mix in 1 cup buttermilk as well as vanilla, soda, baking powder, salt, and flour.  Mash bananas and mix in.  Stir in toffee bits.
Grease 3 9×5 inch loaf pans.  Take about half of the batter and divide it between the 3 pans.  To the remaining batter, add 1/4 cup buttermilk, and the cocoa and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by large spoonfuls into the batter already in the pans.  Divide batter evenly among all three.  Use a table knife to lightly swirl together dough by dragging it through the dough once or twice the long way and 3-4 times the short way.
Bake in a 350˚ oven for 55-60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Internal temperature of the bread should be at least 180˚.  Turn out on wire rack to cool.

One thought on “Chocolate Banana Bread Treats

  1. return man 2 says:

    I like this post 🙂

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Hi! I'm Laura. I started this blog to continue to teach FHE lessons to my children who are grown and living away from home. I also hope to serve my six sisters by preparing FHE lessons that they can use with their younger children, and I hope the lessons will be helpful to you as well! If you would like to contact me, please e-mail me at FHElessons@aol.com.

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FHE stands for Family Home Evening and is a night set aside each week (usually Monday) by families who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FHE is a chance for parents to teach lessons to their children about the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as other important topics. The lesson is frequently accompanied by a fun activity together as a family and a yummy treat.
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