My brothers are the coolest. Seriously. They teased me a lot growing up, and we have 10 years and 6 years separating us, respectively, but they’re both very supportive of me and also the best dads and husbands I’ve ever known. They’re smart as whips, too.
Luke is a writer and has a sense of humor I can’t compete with (but I try); Zach is a building designer and has a huge heart and he’s a whiz at math, which I’m super jealous of. They’re the friendliest, easiest-to-get-along-with guys around.
Zach always loved raspberry chocolate cheesecake, so I made it quite a bit growing up. He texted me this recipe awhile back and I knew I had some frozen bananas so I was dying to try it out! I finally got a chance today and it is delicious! So moist, packed with raspberries and studded with chocolate, yet it holds its shape and makes a perfectly portable treat, which I love. It takes awhile to bake but it’s a cinch to whip up. Try it out and let me know what you think!
*Makes 1 loaf (about 8 slices)
3/4 c. sugar
4 T. butter, room temperature
1 ½ c. mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
½ c. plain low fat yogurt
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×5-inch glass loaf pan with cooking spray (you’ll have to let the bread cook longer in a dark metal pan). In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat well. Stir in the flour and baking soda and mix just until moist, being careful to not over-mix. Stir in chocolate chips and fold raspberries in gently. Spoon batter into pan. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on the wire rack.
*If the top is browning too quickly, cover the top with foil in the middle of baking to prevent it from browning further (I had to do this after 60 minutes and baked it for an additional 15 minutes).
*Cut slices when cool and store in fridge, using wax paper in between slices to separate pieces and eat them easily.
Source: Recipe Boy