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Aug 8, 2009 04:45 PM

Chocolate rum banana bread

I'd like to make a chocolate-chip banana bread, mainly because who doesn't like chocolate, and i just bought some rum. Any suggestions? By adding rum to a basic banana bread recipe, will it ensure moistness? Banana bread, or at least mine, always tends towards dry. Any help would be much appreciated, especially an entire recipe. thanks!

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  1. look at the "jacked up banana bread" at smitten kitchen's blog. i haven't tried it but there are plenty of comments there.

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    1. re: superfinespot

      thanks superfine, that looks like what i'm after.

      1. re: Rosiepigs

        i made the smitten kitchen recipe with rum and choco chips added. very good, but still a little heavy. i'm guessing banana bread is doomed to solidity. oh well.

        1. re: Rosiepigs

          cut back on the butter by a couple of tablespoons, and add 1/2 cup of yogurt or buttermilk plus a beaten egg white (along with the existing egg)'ll be lighter and more moist.

          1. re: Rosiepigs

            I think it's the nature of banana bread to be dense. Maybe you could try a banana cake instead. If yours tend to be dry, you could be overcooking them.

            1. re: chowser

              oh sorry to hear it was too dense rosiepigs.

              i think the suggestion to follow a banana cake recipe is a really good one. perhaps try a recipe where you need to cream the butter and sugar "until light and fluffy" at the start to create more air.

      2. plenty of great recipes & tips among the numerous threads i linked to in this recent post:

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I use a recipe from Cooking Light called Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze. It has coconut and rum, and is very light and moist. It has become one of my favourites to make lately. Here is the link:

          1. re: foodie_guru

            i'm happy with my own recipe, and since flaked coconut is my culinary kryptonite this one is definitely not for me...but perhaps the OP will be interested in trying it.

        2. The secrets to a moist loaf are adding instant pudding to the batter, using bananas that are completely dark, and covering the loaf with foil for at least 35 mins of baking. My recipe can be found here:!/gr...

          and it's posted in the info section. I've never had a dry loaf yet!

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          1. re: exotik1

            To lighten the bread, you can add cake flour instead of using just all-purpose flour.