Banana Streusel Bread (w/werther's caramel candy)
|1/2 c||light brown sugar|
|1 1/4 tsp||baking powder|
|1/4 tsp||baking soda|
|1 c||pecans, chopped *also, see note on directions #5|
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|1 pkg||5.5 ounce werther's original chewy caramels, coarsely or **3/4 to 1 cup of kraft caramel bits|
|2||large ripe bananas, mashed|
|2||large eggs, lightly beaten|
|1/2 c||unsalted butter, melted and cooled|
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|1/3 c||coffee flavored yogurt ... or *** vanilla yogurt|
|1 tsp||pure vanilla extract|
What is not to love about a banana bread with Werther's chewy caramels in the recipe....going to try this soon. YUM...
As of 1/3/2012 I added my own pictures and a few changes to a *second loaf.
~~When making this today I made two loaves...one using all the ingredients as shown in directions. The second loaf (also shown in pictures above) I used Kraft Caramel bits...and they are delicious in this recipe, in fact, I think I prefer them more. Please see my note in the directions Section # 5, it will explain more in what I did with the second loaf.
*Instead of 1 cups of chopped pecans, I used 1/2 cup in the second loaf, and only put it on the top of the bread, NOT in the bread itself.
**Instead of using the Werther's caramel I used 3/4 cup kraft caramel bits, I did NOT cut them, I left them just as they come out of the package. You will add about 1/2 to the batter, and 1/4 cup to the topping along with the pecans.
***Instead of using the coffee yogurt, I used vanilla...and this made a difference with the caramel flavor that comes through with using the kraft bits. The bread itself is lighter in color and you can taste the banana flavor more when using vanilla. See the picture on here of #5.
Those are the only changes I made to the second loaf. Both loaves are delicious, like I said, but, I think I prefer the second loaf more. Use your judgment...
I hope I explained this well enough, please ask questions if not sure about what I have shared. :)