March 8, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

You've heard me talking about how picky my daughter is right? Guess what, she loved this bread.  In fact she ate practically the whole loaf by herself. Do I sound amazed? Because I am.
It probably had a lot to do with the fact that there were chocolate chips in it.  I'm still counting this as a win because it filled up her little tummy and I didn't have to beg her to eat it.

Is it health food? Nope. But it's not junk food either.  You could certainly make this without the chocolate chips like the original recipe.  In the original recipe it had some yogurt in the ingredient list and I just didn't have any, and I didn't want to run out and buy any so I just left it out.  I'm not sure how much better it could have been with that because it was pretty good this way.  This bread has a lot of flavors going on, you can taste the banana, you can taste the peanut butter and you can certainly taste the chocolate but none of the flavors are so overpowering that you notice.  The bread was nice and moist and it stayed that way for many days after I made it, at which time it was gone anyway.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Modified slightly from Joy the Baker

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax-seed
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the bananas, peanut butter, melted butter, eggs, and both sugar's. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl add both flours, flax-seed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice and mix thoroughly.
  5. With the blender on low add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix just until all the flour is incorporated.
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in the pan for about 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the dish and placing on a cooling rack.

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