Bitter Chocolate, Lavender, and Banana Tea Loaf Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Bitter Chocolate, Lavender, and Banana Tea Loaf Recipe
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Bitter Chocolate, Lavender, and Banana Tea Loaf

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"This is an updated version of an old favorite. Still a wonderful comfort food. Cut a slice and slather with some creamy butter; sit and enjoy with a cup of your favorite cuppa tea!"

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Original recipe makes 1 5x9-inch loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 25 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat banana, sugar, butter, and shortening together until smooth; mix in eggs. Stir fresh orange zest, dried orange peel, nutmeg, and vanilla extract into mixture. Gradually stir flour into moist ingredients. Fold chocolate and lavender into batter. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle coarse sugar crystals over batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Best made the evening before serving. Be sure to preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sanding sugar always gives your baked goods that fresh, Sunday morning bakery goodness.
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Feb 23, 2013

I changed the recipe for family preferences, so used spelt flour, honey instead of sugar, oil instead of butter and shortening, and dark cocoa instead of the chocolate. WOW! This is a sophisticated banana bread! I will have to more more tomorrow!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Lynn A Jaskowiak
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