Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

12 Apr

You know you want it.

J made this scrumptious, deliciously calorie-laden classic-with-a-twist and we haven’t been able to stop ourselves from eating the whole dang thing. Haven’t shared a single slice and you won’t want to, either.

 

Mmmmm...Banana Bread...

Ingredients

2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
2 medium, ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
3 tb unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 ts vanilla extract
1/2 c milk
3/4 c semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 ts turbinado sugar – optional

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 and coat a 9″ loaf pan with cooking spray or butter.
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder & soda and salt.
3. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, peanut butter, 2 tb butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy, roughly 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until just combined and then stir in the chips.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes. If you’re using the turbinado sugar, melt the last tb of butter, brushing it over the top and top with sugar. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
5. Cool 20 minutes before running a knife around the outside edges. Remove bread and transfer to a wire rack to cook for an additional 30 minutes.

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5 Responses to “Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Eponine April 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    This looks absolutely amazing! Can you explain the purpose of turbinado sugar? What’s the difference between that and using regular sugar?

    • failingtherorschachtest April 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      Hi, Eponine:
      Turbanado sugar is brown sugar made from sugar cane. It’s much less granular than regular sugar so it gives a nice texture to the soft, sweet bread. Think coarse, Kosher salt, but sweet!

  2. katshealthcorner April 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    YUMMY YUMMY!! 😀 Chocolate in Bread makes this girl happy! 🙂

  3. katie Orndorff May 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Did I miss the purpose of the MILK??? What do I do with the MILK???

    • failingtherorschachtest May 17, 2011 at 9:28 am #

      My apologies! Add the milk in after the butter & sugar mixture has become creamy. Then, add in the flour to the whole mixture.

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