Monday, August 2, 2010

Guest Recipe from Natalie Ahotaeiloa

I have made a wonderful friend on Twitter and that is Natalie from the giveaway site This sounds very yummy and I will be picking up some ingredients when I am at the grocery to try this diet friendly (LOL) dessert!

I was honored to be asked by Joan to write a guest post for Joan to post! I would like to thank Joan for taking the time to post this great recipe that I have found and love!
If any of you are a chocolate or banana bread lover then this recipe is absolutely perfect for you! If you are one that loves super moist baked goods then this recipe is also for you! I am a banana bread lover and of course I love chocolate so when Paul, my husband, made these one day, I was so in heaven! We left out the pecans and you can add them or minus them! We also added chocolate chips instead of the pecans to make them have more of a chocolate taste!
I hope you'll love them just as much as we love them!
Cocoa Bottom Banana Pecan Bars
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
5 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Preheat over to 350 F. Grease 13 by 9 inch pan; set aside.
2. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat until creamy. Add bananas, egg, and vanilla; beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to banana mixture; beat until well blended. Stir in pecans.
3. Divide batter in half. Stir cocoa into one half. Spread cocoa batter in prepared pan. Spread plain batter over cocoa batter; swirl with knife.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.
Makes 15 to18 servings


  1. Hi Joaness! Thanks for taking the time to post this! These are so yummy! I hope others will enjoy them too! Have a great week!

  2. Looks delish! I will have to try making them too! yummy!

  3. Yummy Natalie...I think I will have to make these!

  4. I can't even believe how delicious that looks!!!!!

  5. Natalie is So sweet! I am going to try this. Sounds like my banana bread recipe on choco steroids! YUMMY!