Thursday, May 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have a confession to make......I don't like banana bread.  I know it's weird.  What's even weirder is that I really like bananas. I just don't like banana flavored stuff.  I've tried banana flavored cakes, cookies, breads, candy and I'm not sure why but it's just not my favorite.  However, there are others in my house who love banana bread, so when I'm feeling nice and I have a few over ripe bananas that need used up I will occasionally make banana bread.  This go around I used my Mom's traditional banana bread recipe, but decided to jazz it up a bit in hopes that I would enjoy it too. I added peanut butter and chocolate, because we all know chocolate and peanut butter makes everything taste better.  After letting it cool I cautiously took a bite and now I have to confess that I don't like banana bread.....except this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.  The addition of chocolate and peanut butter kind of mellow out the banana flavor a little bit and make it not as strong as it is in plain banana bread.  Which was a good thing thing for me, but if you are a banana bread lover don't worry there is still plenty of banana flavor.  The three flavors compliment each other perfectly to create the best banana bread I have ever tasted. 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1/3 Cup Butter, room temperature
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Cup Ripe Mashed Bananas, about 2-3 bananas
1 and 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 and 3/4 Cup Flour
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In your mixer cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar.  Add the eggs, milk, and mashed bananas.  Mix until completely incorporated.  Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips(I reserved a few to sprinkle on top) until evenly distributed.  Pour into a greased bread pan.  Bake in a preheated oven for 60-65 minutes.  Or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Enjoy!

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cooking with curls said...

I love banana bread, but I have never tried adding anything to it! I will have to give this one a try :)

silvergirl said...

Making this now
I don't know what the finished product will taste like, but the batter is delish!!

Shauna Smart said...

I just saw your yummy looking link over at What’s Cooking With Ruthie Link Party and thought I'd stop by and check out your recipe :) I'd love for you to link up with me at The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes going on right now! We're also having a GIVEAWAY this weekend and I'd love for you to enter to win while you were there!

Hope to see you there,

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

This looks amazing! I LOVE banana bread, so this looks like heaven to me! I popped over from Your Homebased Mom--thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Tanna Goedhart said...

Brett, I am so glad you are giving it a try. I would love to hear how it turned out for you.

Tanna Goedhart said...

Abby, Thanks and I am so glad you stopped by.

Ruthie Knudsen said...

I think I would eat the whole loaf! YUM... Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

Tanna Goedhart said...

Thanks Ruthie! I think I did pretty much eat the whole loaf!

Medeja said...

I have to admit that I like having banana bread but I don't like making.. yours looks just delish..

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