Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

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Sometimes the old favorites are the best, and this one comes to you from a terrific blog, NeighborFood. And that’s just what this recipe is, a Chocolate Banana Cream Pie that you can share with your girlfriend across the street, or your neighbors next door. ’Cause no matter how you slice this one up, it is bound to make you plenty of friends.

Blog and recipe creator, Courtney, says that she listens to Frank Sinatra as he serenades her through her recipe trials. Perhaps that’s why she loves these classic desserts. She organizes her blog in a handy way, too. You can search by savory dishes or sweet, or by seasonal choices or even by method. So there is plenty to read about and learn from in Courtney’s blog.This recipe is a twist on the all-time favorite of Banana Cream. The addition of chocolate can only make cream and bananas taste better, and that is what Courtney has done here. In addition, she uses two layers of fresh banana between fillings, which makes this pie full of the mild flavor of banana that pairs so well against chocolate.

Bananas are well known for their potassium contribution to our diet, averaging about 400 gms in one average-sized serving of the fruit. They are also a good source of fiber. Bananas grow in deep southern climes on trees that grow up to 26 feet high. The fruit grows in clusters, called hands, and a single tree can produce as many as 150 bananas. That’s a lot of bananas! Chocolate is another food that offers plenty of nutrition along with yummy goodness. Try to eat darker and darker chocolate until you learn to enjoy chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa. It is becoming easier and easier to find chocolate that contains this amount of cocoa. Even chocolate bars can be found in local grocery stores that have this amount of cocoa. There have been studies that show strong links between eating chocolate, which contains large amounts of antioxidants, and lowering high blood pressure. Chocolate also contains small amounts of caffeine and theobromine, both known for their ability to perk you up, which might explain why chocolate in the afternoon just seems like the right thing to eat.However you like your chocolate, be sure to try it out in this recipe today.

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