Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The most amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe #bananabread

Hello Dear Readers:
  I am sooooo behind on sharing recipes, so I am taking a few moments during our last (I hope, I hope) snow storm for this season. Here is one of my personal faves from the last month. It is a divine chocolate peanut butter banana bread.  I doubled the chocolate from the original recipe, so that when the bread is toasted, the chocolate gets all melty and yum.

I made 4 small loaves, but you can make 2 regular sized loaves! 

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread  

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour, divided
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Very Ripe Bananas, slightly mashed
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup  Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Bite-sized Peanut Butter Cups, or chopped peanut butter cups ( I chopped mine up)
  • 1 (3- To 3.5-oz) Bar Premium Dark Chocolate, chopped  (I used half a bag of dark chocolate chips, it was pretty much double what this recipe called for)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray two 9×5” loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 ¾ cups of the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Fit a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. 
  4. Beat the bananas, peanut butter, sour cream, eggs, oil, brown sugar and vanilla until well blended, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Spoon the flour mixture into the banana mixture and beat on low speed until just blended.
  6. Toss the peanut butter cups in the remaining ¼ cup flour (to help prevent sinking) and stir into the batter along with the chopped dark chocolate.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. (or in my case, 4 little pans)
  8. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans. 
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
I love it warm, you can put a little peanut butter on it to melt in, or butter or eat it plain. YUM, perfect for a cold winter's day. Enjoy the recipe,

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