The first time I saw someone had made this, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I love peanut butter and banana together, but I was a bit worried the flavors would compete too much in the bread. I decided to try it anyway and to throw in some chocolate chips for good measure. (I actually just roughly chopped up a good quality baking chocolate bar – chocolate chips aren’t available where I live). Turns out my skepticism was unnecessary, I really love this bread. It certainly isn’t your typical banana bread – it reminded me of eating peanut butter banana sandwiches when I was a kid. I love what the chocolate adds, the bread itself isn’t too sweet, so it’s a great addition. Try it, and let me know what you think of it.
from: ben rayl, in copenhagen dk
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- all purpose flour - 2 cups
- baking soda - 1 tsp
- salt - 1/2 tsp
- bananas - 3 medium, overripe, mashed
- peanut butter - 3/4 cup, creamy
- sugar - 1/4 cup
- brown sugar - 1/4 cup
- honey - 1/4 cup
- buttermilk - 1/3 cup
- vegetable oil - 1/4 cup
- eggs - 2 large
- vanilla extract - 1 tbsp
- chocolate chips - 1 cup
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and grease a standard sized loaf pan. Line the bottom with baking paper, then grease the paper.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.
- In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to mix together the bananas, peanut butter, sugars, honey, milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla.
- Quickly pour the wet ingredients into the flour and gently stir together with a rubber spatula until just mixed together, then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick test comes back clean. After about 40 minutes, check the bread often to make sure the top isn't browning too much - if it is just place a foil tent over the top.
- Allow the bread to cool slightly (about 15 minutes) before turning it out and cooling completely on a wire rack.