Thursday, February 23, 2012

PBBC=Peanut Butter Chip+Banana+Chocolate Chip Bread

Looking for the perfect banana bread recipe?  This bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor!  The thick, sweet batter has just a hint of cinnamon that complements the finished bread perfectly.  You can add chopped pecans, walnuts or peanuts if you like.  Sometimes I add chocolate chips.  Sometimes I add peanut butter chips.  Tonight I felt like adding chocolate AND peanut butter chips.  It's a faultless base recipe that allows lots of room for creativity.  Best of all?  You can enjoy it plain with a glass of milk.  Try spreading on a little peanut butter if you're feeling extra DEVILISH!
Banana Bread!  Get ready to go monkeys!
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add eggs to the creamed mixture, and mix well.
Add pureed bananas.
Alternately mix in dry ingredients AND
milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Add in peanut butter chips
or chocolate chips, or nuts or both or all!
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
Bake until golden about 1 hour.
Slice and serve.  Yum!

Banana Bread

1 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
3 bananas, pureed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 cup chocolate chip, peanut butter chips, chopped nuts or combination of (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.  Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well.  Mix in bananas.  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add part of the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, mixing well.  Add part of the milk to the banana mixture, mixing well.  Alternate adding flour mixture and milk until all gone, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  When batter is well combined add in chocolate chips or nuts if desired.  Place in greased loaf pan and bake about 1 hour, or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 1 hour

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