Thursday, August 28, 2008

Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti

On my poll I got an equal number of votes for Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti and Freeze them for later. So I'm doing both. I used one banana for the biscotti, and the other two are being saved for a special treat that I just need to get around to making.

Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup mashed very ripe banana (1 medium)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (miniature recommended)

Heat oven to 250. Grease large cookie sheet.

Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat in banana, vanilla, and eggs until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 10 x 3-inch rectangle on cookie sheet with greased hands (dough will be sticky).

Bake about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.

Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Turn slices cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and dry on top. turn cookies. Bake about 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Many people enjoy these dry, crunchy cookies dipped in their coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I enjoyed mine with a glass of milk. This would also be really good with some hot chocolate! Another fun option would be to dip these halfway in chocolate - yum!

I'm entering this in the I Love Baking foodie event. Obviously I love baking - I'm still running the oven despite the August heat!


Jenny said...

I am soooo making these this weekend! I have some ripe bananas staring at me just waiting for this biscotti!

~Priscilla~ said...

i've never heard of banana chocolate chip biscottis before but sounds good, a great way to use up bananas too.

Kristen said...

I need to try these. They sound great!
I am the same way as you... the heat outside won't stop me from turning on my oven!

Michelle said...

Mom told me about these when I called the other day. They sound yummy! (Who am I kidding? All your food sounds yummy!)

Bananas don't last very long here, so I don't often get the chance to cook with them...

hot garlic said...

You really have created some great meals on your budget, that's great! Your Biscotti looks delish, I have seen it so many times but haven't given in on making it myself. Maybe today this time...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the bananas, I love anything created with them!

Ben said...

I would also enjoy this with a glass of milk. They look really good! Good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

MmmM I just made these, they are in phase one of baking and they smell really good. I was dubious about the 250F temp, but so far so good.

Great blog, thank you!