Thursday, March 26, 2009

Going on a Picnic & Bringing Apples, Bananas....

Apple Toffee Crisp & Banana Chocolate Chip Bread that is.....

I figure before we go into Not So Fat Fridays tomorrow, bring on the Fat!! I kid, but everything in moderation right?!

I made a Banana Bread from Emeril a while back which was excellent but this past weekend I tweaked it a bit & it was even more delicious. So moist, with a great banana taste, I added some chocolate chips & one more banana. That extra one made a difference because I feel some recipes don't call for enough. I won't add the recipe here again but you can click below to view it. I had to give away half of it before I ate the whole thing. I am not a huge dessert person so that goes to show how good it was. 

BANANA BREAD with chocolate chips



{Click Here to Print Recipe}

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The following is a little original creation. Last month my mom & brother came for a quick visit after dinner so I wanted to throw together something quick & easy for dessert with whatever I had in the house. It was a fun challenge & came out pretty good. We'll call it...

APPLE TOFFEE CHOCOLATE CRISP

4-5 apples, cut into wedges
1/3 cup Toffee bits
1/4 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 pkg Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 stick melted butter
Ice cream (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 375. Place apples in the bottom of a round baking dish. Mix the yellow cake mix with the toffee bits & chocolate chips. Distribute the dry mix evenly over the apples. Drizzle the melted butter over the mix. Bake for about 25-35 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

{My Thoughts}

If you use a larger baking dish than the one pictured in my recipe, like a standard 13 x 9 x 2, then use more of each ingredient & all of the cake mix. It's been a while since I made this so I can't recall the exact time. Just check your oven after 25 minutes & in 5 minute intervals thereafter. It's done when the top is brown & bubbly. 

20 comments:

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

The apple crisp looks great!

Briony said...

oh my goodness that sounds delicious! how can you go wrong with banannas and chocolate :)

sassy stephanie said...

Ouch. My tummy hurts from picturing myself eating the whole cake.

Briony said...

haha i wrote that because i don't really like cooked apple but i know lots of people that do so i can share this with them :) thought i should explain my first comment. haha

Rachael said...

on my list of to dos is making pumpkin bread {yes, i know it is spring, but the babies LOVE it} but now, this has me rethinking that.

mommaof4wife2r said...

it sounds like the perfect picnic to me! love it...and toffee and carbs together...yummmmmm!

Brenda said...

This is kind of funny, you combined all of your fruit dessert recipes with chocolate on this post.

I am not a huge fan of chocolate with fruit, but I love that apple recipe with the yellow cake mix. What if I used raisens instead of the chocolate?

I assume that if I use the entire cake mix, I need to use a cup of butter? It looks like an easy recipe for apple crisp. I really want to try it!

KDLOST said...

It looks great! I love banana bread... and I LOVE chocolate.

It's rainy here today... maybe I should roll up my sleeves and bake!!! :)

Mya said...

Hi. Found you on SITS. I'm also a foodie. Love to cook and entertain..oh and eat. ;)

Those look so good! I'm gonna poke around your blog.

Have a great day.

B said...

That apple toffee choc. crisp sounds so divine, but I'm going to risk having you hate me and state for the record that I detest choc. chips in banana bread.

jsprik said...

all i have to say is YUMMY!!! ;)

Kristina P. said...

Delicious! I love banana bread because it's so moist!

Coco said...

Yummy!
I am about to browse your desert section, I have two deserts to do for a bake sale on Sat.

Any easy suggestions?

Jen said...

I love to put chocolate in my banana bread too, it is just so good and I can't wait to try the apple crisps. I am hoping that I have all the right stuff.

Cheffie-Mom said...

YUM! YUM! YUM! Thanks for the recipe! It looks delicious!

Kacey R. said...

Oh this is just mean, mean and evil and oh.so.fabulous!

We're off to the park before it rains. Sending you big {{HUGS}}.

Reeni♥ said...

Putting toffee and chocolate in your apple crisp was such a good idea. It sounds delicious. The bread looks great, the same thing happened to me with my banana spice cupcakes. I couldn't stop eating them.

Lula! said...

Apples and toffee and bananas, OH MY!

I love you. Seriously. It's a travesty of epic proportions that we do not live closer. And by closer, I mean next door to each other so that I can sample all these delicacies.

Angela said...

I'm with Lula. Between the two of us, we could take all that extra food off your hands. Yum! This looks great! I love banana bread, but never thought of baking in a bundt pan. Much prettier than my loaf pan!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I ALWAYS add chocolate chips to my banana bread - have for over 20 years!!!!!