Monday, November 16, 2009

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

One of my missions in life is to put peanut butter in foods that are secretly hoping peanut butter will be added to them. PB sweet rolls, PB & carrot wraps, PB rice krispi treats, and PB banana bread. PB+ Banana+ Chocolate chips= success. This bread is thick, dense, hefty and rich. I already feel better about the world.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • 2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 medium ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 c. creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 TBS unsalted butter, softened, divided use
  • 1/2 c. Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 3/4 c. Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp Turbinado sugar, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 9" loaf pan with butter. In medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  2. In large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, PB, 2 TBS butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk until combined.
  3. Stir in flour mixture until well combined. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 50 minutes. Remove pan from oven, melt additional TBS butter evenly over the top and top with turbinado sugar. Continue to bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
  5. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan and transferring to a wire cooling rack.

While this bread is delicious and indulgent when eaten solo, I highly recommend slightly warming a slice in the microwave and topping it with a dollop of peanut butter. More PB never hurt anything.

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