Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

We just had a Relief Society class on using wheat flour in our recipes and they had a sample of this banana bread there for us to try. YUM! YUM! I am not sure whether to put this under the title of Dessert or Bread, it is SO good, it tastes like a dessert but it has wheat flour in it. You can't even tell. I LOVE RECIPES LIKE THIS!


1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (about 3)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom of an 8x4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2.Beat sugar, eggs, and oil in large bowl at medium speed until combined. Beat in banana and vanilla at low speed. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; beat into banana mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Spoon batter into pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am constantly looking for ways to include wheat in recipes and this recipe is really WONDERFUL. I am not even kidding, it is SO good. I was happy this recipe was shared with me.


Step 1-Beat together:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

Step 2- Add:
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Step 3 - Mix in:
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, you may want to add another 1/4 cup to get a good cookie consistency.
1 bag miniature chocolate chips.

Scoop with a cookie scoop if you have one and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
I noticed that the miniature bag of chocolate chips is the key to making the recipe really good. Having the small chocolate throughout the cookie makes it so you don't even taste the wheat.
It is REALLY good.