White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Dessert

I love banana breads. It’s so great to be able to whip up a delicious bread, with those overripe, blackened bananas that have been hanging on the kitchen counter for way too long. Bananas can easily be mashed and frozen. Just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to mashed 1  1/2 cups of mashed banana and freeze till you need it.

I have so many recipes for banana bread to share but this is one I made very recently which bordered more on being a banana bread dessert.

I used the basic banana bread recipe from The Betty Crocker Cookbook but then added in white chocolate chips, a sugar glaze and chocolate curls to make this into a really sweet treat! This dessert freezes really well.


WHITE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD DESSERT

Serves 8-10

Ingredients for Banana Bread:

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)

1/2 cup buttermilk ( you can easily make your own buttermilk)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2  1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped nut (optional – I didn’t use them)

1 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cups of chocolate curls or shavings

Handful of chocolate chips to top the cake off with.


Method:

  • Place oven rack in lowest position and heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease the bottoms of two loaf pans or one Bundt pan.
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in eggs till well blended.
  • Add mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients except the nuts and chocolate chips and mix until just moistened.
  • Mix in the nuts and chocolate chips.


  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Loosen sides of loaves from pans.


  • Cool completely and drizzle with the sugar glaze and chocolate chips.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.


Sugar Glaze

Yield: About 1/2 cup.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. butter

1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. milk

1/8 tsp. salt

Method:

  • Put butter in 2 cup glass measure cup.
  • Cook on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Add all ingredients.


  • Starting with 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, add more only if needed to get glaze consistency.
  • Drizzle over cool banana bread and top it off with chocolate chips and curls.


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