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Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread AND a Giveaway **Giveaway Closed ? Winner Announced**

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread AND a Giveaway **Giveaway Closed – Winner Announced**

by Pam on November 1, 2012

I had very ripe bananas to use up so I went in search of a fun new banana bread recipe to try out.  I adapted a recipe from Alida’s Kitchen[1] that looked too incredible to resist.  It made my house smell incredible while it baked and it turned out moist, beautiful, and so delicious.  My kids thought it was the BEST banana bread ever & gobbled up the whole loaf within two days.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the sugars and oil with a mixer until creamy and smooth.  Add the mashed banana, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat until blended.  Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix batter until just combined.

Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-40 seconds or until almost melted.  Stir until smooth (cook for a few more seconds if it’s not completely melted).

Add 1 cup batter to the chocolate, stirring until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan, alternating between plain batter and chocolate batter.  Swirl batters together using a knife.  Place additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.

Bake for 70 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.  Enjoy.

GIVEAWAY – **Giveaway Closed – Winner Announced**

       

Spicy Aprons[2] is giving one of my readers an apron of their choice (valued at $29.99).  These aprons are beautiful, really well made, and would be the perfect gift for anyone.   Make sure you check out the Spicy Apron’s Etsy page[3] to see all of the aprons. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is comment on this post and tell me which apron from her site is your favorite. GOOD LUCK!!!

Bonus Entries:

The giveaway is open until Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. This giveaway is only open to USA  and Canada residents. Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Sunday night. I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped directly to the winner by Spicy Aprons.

If you want to purchase an apron, my readers will receive free shipping if you mention the coupon code free4u when ordering

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Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread




Yield: 8-10

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 70-75 min.

Total Time: 90 min.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (3 bananas)
2 eggs
1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray
Additional chocolate chips, for topping (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the sugars and oil with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the mashed banana, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat until blended. Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix batter until just combined.

Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-40 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth (cook for a few more seconds if it’s not completely melted).

Add 1 cup batter to the chocolate, stirring until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan, alternating between plain batter and chocolate batter. Swirl batters together using a knife. Place additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.

Bake for 70 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Alida’s Kitchen

References

  1. ^ Alida’s Kitchen (www.alidaskitchen.com)
  2. ^ Spicy Aprons (www.etsy.com)
  3. ^ Spicy Apron’s Etsy page (www.etsy.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Guiltless Banana Ice Cream



The ultimate “guilt-free” frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it’s OK have ice cream for breakfast.


You know those bananas sitting on your counter, the ones with all those brown spots that you think are passed their prime. Well those bananas make the BEST dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, frozen ice cream treat.  (Cute spoons can be found on Etsy For Such A Time Designs[1] )

On my recent trip to the Dole Banana Summit, I was introduced to my first Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[2] – coolest machine EVER! You basically take your over-ripe bananas, freeze them, then run them through this simple machine. Out comes a healthy frozen, soft-serve banana ice cream. 

So easy, and fun to make with the family. Ever since I got my Yonanas, we’ve been experimenting with all the possibilities but quite honestly my favorite is some chopped walnuts and berries. I put some colored sprinkles on my toddler’s and she loves it.



You can also add other frozen fruit such as berries, pineapple, mango or if you want something a little more decadent you can add some dark chocolate, or peanut butter. Think of the possibilities! 


Now, if you don’t own a Yonanas[3], you can still make this frozen treat in a food processor , simply freeze the bananas and process until smooth and creamy. Thanks to the kind folks over at Dole Bananas, they are giving away ONE Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[4] to a lucky Skinnytaste fans. For a chance to win, head on over to Skinny Bits[5], the giveaway ends Friday, November 16th.


The ultimate guilt-free snack, breakfast or dessert!

Guiltless Banana Ice Cream
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 banana • Old Points: 0 pts • Points+: 0 pts 
Calories: 105 • Fat: 0 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 14 g
Sodium: 1 mg 



Ingredients:

  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas

Optional Toppings (not included in nutritional info):

  • berries
  • nuts
  • chocolate syrup
  • sprinkles



Directions:


Peel bananas and place in the freezer until frozen.

When the bananas are frozen, place them through the onanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[6] and enjoy alone, or with your favorite topping.


If using a food processor, follow the same steps, and process until smooth.

References

  1. ^ For Such A Time Designs (www.etsy.com)
  2. ^ Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker (www.amazon.com)
  3. ^ Yonanas (www.amazon.com)
  4. ^ Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ Skinny Bits (su.pr)
  6. ^ onanas Ice Cream Treat Maker (www.amazon.com)

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Apricot-Soy Pork Chops and Giveaway Winner

Apricot-Soy Pork Chops and Giveaway Winner

by Pam on November 4, 2012

I found this Cooking Light recipe on MyRecipes[1] and it sounded so good I decided to make it for dinner.  It was pretty easy to make and tasted wonderful.  I loved the tender pork with the sweet and salty apricot-soy sauce.  My whole family liked it and they all said they would want to eat it again which is a good thing because I want to make it again!

Heat a large skillet coated in cooking spray over medium heat.  Season both sides of the pork chops with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.  Place into the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until done.  Remove from the pan; keep warm.

Add the olive oil to the same skillet over medium heat.  Add the diced onion and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add the apricot preserves, soy sauce, and minced garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.  Add the pork and it’s juices back to pan, turning to coat.  Place onto a serving plate and sprinkle with green onions.  Serve immediately   Enjoy.

GIVEAWAY WINNER:

The winner of the Spicy Apron Giveaway (valued at $29.99) is comment number 29.  I was very excited when I saw who won this giveaway because Kim has been a longtime and very loyal reader!

Kim in MD — November 2, 2012

The banana marble bread looks so moist and delicious! I love the addition of the chocolate. There is something about bananas and chocolate together…yum!

Congratulations Kim!!! Please e-mail me with your mailing address and which apron you would like, valued at $29.99 or less.  See the Spicy Apron’s Etsy page[2] to choose your apron.

 

 

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Apricot Soy Pork Chops




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 12 min.

Total Time: 22 min.



Ingredients:

Cooking spray
2-3 boneless pork chops
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup of sweet yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup of apricot preserves
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 green onion, diced for garnish

Directions:

Heat a large skillet coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Season both sides of the pork chops with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place into the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from the pan; keep warm.

Add the olive oil to the same skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add the apricot preserves, soy sauce, and minced garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Add the pork and it’s juices back to pan, turning to coat. Place onto a serving plate and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light – MyRecipes

References

  1. ^ MyRecipes (www.myrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Spicy Apron’s Etsy page (www.etsy.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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