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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread


If you haven't noticed yet, chocolate and peanut butter are two of my very favorite flavors; however, when combined, the flavor produced may just be the best flavor ever. Add some banana in there and you have a combination that can only be described as sensational!
Sugar Plum is quickly becoming my very favorite blogger. All of her recipes are right up my alley and have yet to disappoint! This Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Bread of hers is extraordinary!
There is a one-two punch of peanut butter in this bread- first you have the actual peanut butter itself mixed in the batter, and then you have delicious gems of peanut butter chips throughout!
I recommend eating this banana bread nice and warm out of the oven with a tall glass of ice cold milk. You could even spread a little butter on your piece so it gets all melty and seeps down into the bread- mmm, sinful yet oh-so-satisfying!


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
recipe from here

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks + more for sprinkling
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips + more for sprinkling
  • 2 rather ripe bananas
  • 3/4 peanut butter (I used a mixture of creamy and chunky)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips so they are coated.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the bananas and peanut butter until creamy. Add in the sugars and beat for an additional minute or two. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and alternately add in the flour mixture and the milk- beginning and ending with the flour.
  4. Pour half of the batter into another bowl and beat in the cocoa powder.
  5. Alternately add spoonfuls of each batter to the prepared pan. Swirl a butter knife through the batter to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle the top with more chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips.
  6. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.


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