Sunday, June 12, 2011

Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread

Sometimes you just can't improve on an original.....sometimes you can!  Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to banana bread and it gets better!   Don't get me wrong, I love just plain ol' banana bread too.  This is a great, just a little bit different, version of an original.  This recipe from Pampered Chef is a great bread to give and freeze too!  Bake up a loaf!!

Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread

2c AP flour
1c sugar
1T baking powder
1/2t salt
1 c mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
1/3c milk
1/3c peanut butter
3T oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1c milk chocolate chips (I've used semi sweet too)
1/3c chopped peanuts (optional for top)

Preheat oven to 350 and spray loaf pan with cooking spray.  Combine all of the ingredients down through the egg.  Mix just until moistened then add 3/4c of the chocolate chips.  Spoon batter into pan and top with remaining chocolate chips and chopped peanuts.  Bake 1hr or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 mins then remove from pan to a cooling rack.

I've also cooked this in 3 mini loaf pans for 35 mins.

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