Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I must be losing my mind a bit because recently I bought bananas and avocados…then bought them both again a few days later. Suddenly, I had 6 fully ripened, ready to eat bananas in my pantry. Well, how many bananas can one household consume in a day???!!! (Don’t even ask about the avocados!) I decided to try making up a new banana bread recipe with peanut butter that I thought my kids would like. I added chocolate chips to one loaf and no chips to the other. It was good! The peanut butter flavor isn’t too overpowering and tastes great with the banana.

...A nice change from plain banana bread.

…A nice change from plain banana bread.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I doubled this recipe so I’d have extra for Christmas!

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup plain, greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

2 very ripe bananas, mashed

1/4 cup peanut butter

handful or three (smile) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease loaf pans. If you are using the large ones, this will make one loaf. If you are using smaller pans, you might need 3 or 4. Grease or spray them well.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together then add the 2 eggs. Beat until smooth. Add the yogurt, vanilla to the butter mixture. Now add the bananas and peanut butter. Slowly add the flour and mix only until mixed through and all flour is incorporated. Add chocolate chips. Pour into greased pans.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. It is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

What did I love about this recipe? It was nice to have a change from the usual banana bread.

What didn’t I love about this recipe? I expected more of a peanut butter taste, but didn’t really get that. It was slight…but still good!

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