Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

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Happy National Banana Bread Day!!!!

I’ve had 4 ripe bananas on my counter for 4-5 days now waiting for me to use them.  All I can think about is baking but my pregnant body just won’t have it.  HA!  So, I’ve procrastinated.  This morning my daughter wanted to eat a banana for breakfast but I was said, “NO! I might want to use those today.” Hahah, ya right.

But, then after my morning hour of drooling over recipes on the internet, I discovered that it’s actually National Banana Bread Day.  Well shoot, I have no excuse now… I HAVE TO make banana bread!

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I didn’t want to make Emme’s Banana Bread again (although it’s probably one of the most tasty breads we’ve ever made here in our house) so I decided to come up with something new.

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Bananas.  Can’t go wrong with that, right?!?

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread with a Peanut Butter Drizzle
 
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Celebrate National Banana Bread Day with this peanut butter & chocolate banana delight!
Serves: 1 large loaf + 1 small loaf

Ingredients
Bread:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter, heaping
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions
Bread:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line bottom of loaf pan with parchment paper and then grease/flour the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, mash/whisk/mix together the bananas, vanilla, milk, sour cream, peanut butter, oil and egg.
  4. Make a well in center of the dry flour mixture and the pour in the wet banana mixture. Using a large spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold/stir/scrape about 30 strokes or until all the dry is combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and fold to incorporate.
  6. Pour ⅔ of the batter into the large loaf pan. Pour the remaining ⅓ into the small loaf pan.
  7. Bake small loaf for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Bake large loaf for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate loaves half way though baking time.
  8. Let cool in pans for at least 30 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
  1. Once bread has completely cooled, prepare the drizzle.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, sugar and milk.
  3. Add more/less milk depending on the consistency you desire.
  4. Drizzle over the bread and sprinkle with mini chocolate chops.
  5. Allow to set for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Recipe adapted from: Taste & Tell

3 Comments

3 Comments on Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

  1. Becky
    February 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my, this PB banana bread looks dangerous, and then you added chocolate. I could eat the whole loaf. Great pics I’m amazed that you are 9 mos pregnant, and doing all of this baking:)

    Reply
    • JavaCupcake
      February 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Baking is my therapy. It’s all I think about. Kinda OCD if you ask me. haha :) The bread… so GOOD. I’ve eaten 2/3 of the mini loaf already. hehe

      Reply

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