This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is another great banana bread recipe.
The peanut butter, acts as the “fat” in the bread, taking a back seat to the banana flavor. It still comes through a bit, but it isn’t the main event. The chocolate is a bonus, of course. You could certainly sub any sort of chip in there… peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips… or no chips at all.
Can you freeze ripe bananas?
Don’t ever throw out those ripe bananas. Mash them up instead and freeze ripe bananas in 1 cup increments in freezer zip bags. They freeze up just fine, and then you’ve got them for banana bread when the mood strikes.
Speaking of freezing, these loaves freeze well. Since the recipe makes two, freeze one and eat the other. You can also make these up as muffins instead of loaves.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans (or muffin tins) with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, combine mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 50 to 55 minutes (give it a check at 40 minutes), or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.