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Sunday, July 4, 2021

One Banana Cocoa Loaf

What to do with that one overripe banana...

1 overripe banana
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
milk (to make 1 cup with egg)
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup ground flax (optional)
pinch of salt

Maple Glaze:
2 tbsps butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsps 10% cream
1/2 tbsp corn syrup 
1 tsp maple extract
1 cup icing sugar

Blend mashed banana with room temperature butter in a large mixer bowl. Crack an egg into a 1 cup measure and add milk to equal 1 cup. Add this to the mixer bowl along with the vanilla, flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, ground flax and salt. Mix until just combined then pour batter into greased and floured 9 X 5" loaf pan.
Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely on rack.

Now it's time to make the glaze!
Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add the brown sugar, cream and corn syrup and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the maple extract. Finally add the icing sugar and whisk until smooth.

Drizzle the glaze over the banana cocoa loaf letting it run down the sides.

Leave it to set on a cooling rack...

until it's ready for slicing!

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