Monday, August 07, 2006
Surely Not? (Fat-free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread)
Fat-free? Surely not? But yes, they are. No butter, margarine, shortening or oil of any kind. And, if you exclude the eggs (if you are concerned, just use 2 egg whites instead of one whole egg) and chocolate chips. But then, the amount of fat that these contribute is negligible, right? I would like to think so. And no thanks, please don't come and enlighten me.
Anyhow, they are good for breakfast, particularly when toasted until just a tiny bit burnt around the edges. Really!
Based on recipe by "Everybody Likes Sandwiches"
3 medium to large ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs (or 2 egg whites + 1 egg)
1 1/2 c plain flour
3/4c sugar (1/2 granulated sugar + 1/4T organic molasses sugar)
1 t baking soda
1 t pure vanilla paste
1 T cinnamon powder
6T semi-sweet chocolate chips
Topping: 2T sugar (white + brown/molasses) mixed with cinnamon and 2T chocolate chips.
Mix mashed bananas with eggs and combine thoroughly. Add flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla paste, cinnamon and mix well. Add chocolate chips into the batter. Pour batter into a greased and bottom-lined small loaf tin (about 8x4 inch). Sprinkle with toppings. Bake at 180-190c for 40 minutes (cover top with foil if top browns too fast) or until skewer test comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.