Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Banana Bread

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7 1/2x3 1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl stir together eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in walnuts and the 1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Swirl 1/4 cup raspberry preserves into batter. Sprinkle Streusel-Nut Topping over batter.

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  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for the 9x5x3-inch pan or 45 to 55 minutes for the 7 1/2x3 1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center(s) comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan(s) on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan(s). Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

  • After bread stands overnight, in a microwave-safe bowl combine the 1/3 cup dark chocolate pieces with 1/2 tsp. shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on 70 percent power for 20 seconds; stir. Microwave at the same power until melted and smooth, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle over bread.

  • Place the 1/4 c. raspberry preserves in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted, snipping any large pieces of fruit. Drizzle melted preserves over top of the bread.

Nutrition Facts (Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Banana Bread)

294 calories; 12 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 4 g protein;

Streusel-Nut Topping

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  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.

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Reviews (1)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
05/10/2014
Hi there, just an FYI, the streusel topping recipe is just the bread recipe inserted over again. This looks really yummy though.