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Valentine’s Day is all about sharing sweet treats with that special someone — or yourself, if you like. After all, we all deserve a little love. What better way to share the love than making something with chocolate? We also think adding berries and mixing them into banana bread could create a trifecta.
Of course chocolate covered strawberries could be a romantic gesture and we think they are delicious. However, there is something special about it Banana bread with dark chocolate chips of Sally’s Baking Addiction that shot Cupid’s arrow into our candy-loving hearts. If you’re a fan of banana bread, get ready for something extra special.
There are a few ingredients in this recipe that help you avoid dryness in your banana bread. First, you need to select the perfect overripe bananas. Although they may look ugly on the outside due to their brown or black spots, these bananas are softer and chewier.
According to King Arthur cookingthere is no banana too ripe for your bread, even if you should avoid those with mold or strange odors. It can be hard to find overripe bananas at the grocery store, so plan this recipe ahead and grab a bunch to ripen for up to a week. Or save this recipe in case you have extra bananas lying around for a while.
Adding eggs and yogurt (or sour cream) also helps keep this bread at the right texture.
You’ll also need a few staples, like butter, brown sugar, and flour, as well as raspberries and dark chocolate chips — or semi-sweet, if that’s what you prefer.
As for raspberries, recipe creator Sally McKenney recommends fresh berries because frozen ones tend to turn the batter pink and take longer to cook. Also, the recipe contains a lot of berries, but never fear. Their fine acidity compensates for the sweetness of the bread and goes perfectly with the Chocolate.
After you get your ingredients, all you have to do is mix your wet and dry ingredients together, then put them in a baking dish and paste this in your oven. McKenney advises that banana bread will taste even better after a few days when the flavors have blended.