Combining peanut butter and banana together makes for great things, and this banana bread is no exception. Adding chocolate chips takes this bread to a whole new level. It's not too sweet, but rich and dense - quite possibly the perfect banana bread.
- 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.