My friend Ray over at madeofglass shared a delicious recipe for Dark Chocolate Chip Brownie Bottom Banana Bread and I've had it tucked away for quite some time in my recipe file to try out. Not wanting to waste the bananas that were starting to get a bit overripe on my counter last week, I decided that this was the perfect time to give it a go. This recipe yielded me three full sized loafs and they were absolutely delicious...this is definitely going to make a reappearance in my kitchen. The only changes that I made to Ray's recipe were to use neufchatel instead of cream cheese (about 1/3 less fat) and I used two 8x8 brownie mixes (my "go to" mix is made by Ghirardelli).
|By the time I realized that the pictures I took of this chocolate yumminess were on the blurry side, it was long gone. Not the best picture, but trust me when I say that it was delicious!|
Update - with Ray's permission, here is the recipe itself (though please feel free to click on through to his blog for some background about the origins of this yummy treat). Also, he has thrown down the baking gauntlet and challenged me with this recipe...stayed tuned!
Happy baking, friends!
"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." ~Voltaire