Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Onto the next bread! And for some contrast, here is the most decadent of the three. :)

My last day at the firm I was working for the second half of the summer, I knew I needed to make something. When you have a food blog, people expect these things. Now, don't get me wrong, I love doing it, but there's always the worry of keeping the people happy. I decided that two types of bread would be a nice treat, so I made this bread, and also another -- my next bread post. This one was a big hit, because well, there are chocolate chips in it. And peanut butter. So, yeah, it's really yummy, but without being as sweet and heavy as something like a cake. Yes, there is some sugar, but, there is also some whole wheat flour and bananas... so, let's call it a compromise.

Also, I realized I haven't been including a printable recipe in my last few posts. I made sure to do so this time, just click on "Printable Recipe." In the next few days I'll update my previous posts with one as well. Now, onto the good stuff... 

Printable Recipe

Dry Ingredients
* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients (and chocolate chips)
* 3 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed (it's kinda gross, but it's best to use brown/black bananas for a richer banana flavor)
* 1/3 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy for some texture)
* 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
* 2 tablespoons canola oil
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chips, tossed in 1 tablespoon flour (this helps to keep them from sinking)

* Preheat oven to 350 F. 
* In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
* In another bowl with a mixer, mix wet ingredients.
* Fold in the dry ingredient mixture until just combined.
 * Fold in chocolate chips.
* Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan (9X5).
* Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean (it may be hard to avoid the chocolate chips, hence the reason mine got slightly overcooked).
* Cool in pan for about 10 minutes, and then cool completely on a wire rack. 

* Once cool, slice and serve up to some lucky folks...

Recipe adapted from For Goodness Sake.
Printable Recipe.


  1. This sounds so delicious! How can you go wrong with peanut butter, bananas and chocolate. YUM!

  2. oh my yummy yummy my husband would love this bread. i always make banana bread but never peanut butter banana bread it sounds so delicious