I actually don't like banana bread, or anything banana really except for fresh bananas... but I had some overripe ones laying around and a bunch of friends who do, indeed, like banana bread so I decided to make it with a bit of a peanut butter flavor, because what goes better with bananas? I admit, I tried a piece and it wasn't too bad... but just not my cup of tea.
Anyway, on with the recipe!
(Preheat the oven to 375Ëš)
Here are all the ingredients laid out:
Banana Bread with Peanut
â€¢ 2 cups flour
â€¢ 1 tsp baking soda
â€¢ 1/4 tsp salt
â€¢ 1/2 cup butter
â€¢ 3/4 cup brown sugar
â€¢ 2 eggs, beaten
â€¢ 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (I ended up using about 4)
â€¢ 1/4 peanut butter chips (or more if you want)
Cream the butter and brown sugar in a bowl, and prepare the dry ingredients in another smaller bowl (flour, baking soda, & salt)
Add the eggs, one by one, to the butter-sugar mixture
Add the mashed bananas and mix thoroughly.
Add the dry ingredients and fold them in about 1/2 cup at a time.
Stir in the peanut butter chips. Note: you can use any kind of chocolate chips or whatever, but peanut butter and banana go together quite nicely.
Sidenote/TIP: To prevent all the chips falling to the bottom, coat them in flour first (this bread is a pretty thick batter before being cooked, but this tip works well when making brownies or cakes).
(I'm not sure why the picture won't upload correctly. Sorry)
Place the mixture in a greased loaf pan and put it in the oven for about 50 minutes. I left mine in for an additional 10 minutes I believe. Just use a cake tester / toothpick ... and when it comes out clean, it's done
Viola! Bananananananana bread!