Allison Day


This month, I am way late for Taste and Create. Not kidding. About a week late by now. You see, I was moving, so my entire kitchen is in boxes right now, which doesn’t make for much cooking. And then, I tried making my partner’s Fried Zucchini Parmesan Sticks with Chipotle Mayonnaise at my parents’ house, but I completely murdered the recipe, and had to start over. Which created another delay. Luckily, my partner for this month, More Than Burnt Toast, was very understanding (and she actually made something from my blog this month! For the last three months my partners have forgotten about me… so this is extra special!) as was Nicole, the amazing woman who puts together Taste and Create every month.

Although the loss of the zucchini was a sad one, I’m actually quite glad that I had to try another recipe. This Crater Banana Bread with chocolate chips is so rich and amazing… the only way to describe it is as an ooey gooey mess of chocolatey banana deliciousness. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream or a big ice cold glass of milk.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and bananas.
  4. Mix well till smooth.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Add to banana mixture alternately with sour cream, ending with dry ingredients.
  7. Pour half of the batter into 9 x 13-inch pan.
  8. Combine cinnamon and brown sugar.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 of this mixture over batter in pan.
  10. Top with 1/2 of the chocolate chips.
  11. Repeat layers.
  12. Bake in 350F oven for 45 – 50 minutes.

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  1. For the Love of Food » Taste&Create XII - T&C June Round-up says:

    […] from Sushi Day blogged about More Than Burnt Toast’s Crater Banana Bread. Allison says “An ooey gooey mess of chocolatey-banana […]

  2. Melissa Donovan says:

    I made banana bread for the first time last winter and was YUM-MY! I have bookmarked the recipe you linked and can’t wait to try it. Not that I ever have time to cook or bake… but one of these days 😉

  3. Lara says:

    There’s a fried zucchini dish that an indian friend made for me ages ago. Basically, 1/2 inch slices coated in a batter made with chickpea flour and spices and then deep fried. Tried it and loved it though I’m not a veggie eater so I was shocked when she told me what it was. Of course, anything dipped in a spicy chickpea batter and fried is yum. 🙂

    Hope you get to make your original zucchini dish eventually. And share the experience if not the goodies.

  4. Allison says:

    Melissa – This recipe is delicious… perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate for dessert. 🙂

    Lara – If I try the recipe again, I will definitely post about it! It sounds too yummy to just forget about.

  5. Kat says:

    i tried this recipe,it was amazing…i had a fun time checking online converting sites for the cups ,as my brain works in kilogram and liter,living in a country where everything is in oz and lb…..and than finding that everything is in cups…
    it happened to turn out fine,and had a great time making it too.Thanks

  6. Allison says:

    I’m glad you were able to figure out the conversion, and happy to hear that it turned out well for you. 🙂

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