I feel like sharing several of my favorite recipes of the moment. But you shall soon realize that I am not a food blogger or photographer. I just have a few 'go-to' creations that are tasty, simple, and always seem to get two thumbs up whenever I serve them. Also, I like looking back through the blog for repeat recipes even more than searching through my own Pinterest boards for that one recipe I wanted to try. ;)
This particular one is special because I have never in my life baked banana bread before (not that I can recall at least, possibly many years ago but I doubt it). But all of a sudden one day it sounded amazing and we had super ripe bananas to use. Then I noticed this pin getting re-pinned a ton on Pinterest, which was fun because I didn't know I had pinned it back in the day.
And so, I made the banana bread with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I did not have the mini-Reese's PB cups on hand and figured that chocolate chips would be good enough. I only had a super tiny loaf pan so my first try was a little odd, and also I used what I thought was baking soda but was actually some unidentified substitute powder that Nate had stored without a label. BUT! It still turned out delicious. Not exactly 'healthy' but oh, so worth it.
I have since made this two more times, and Nate bought me a larger/perfect loaf pan. I didn't change anything else from the original recipe except to use chocolate chips and not the PB cups. I made it as a 'thank you' gift for one of our neighbors recently and it was a hit! The hardest part was getting it out of our house before Nate cut into the loaf. It's really amazing with peanut butter and honey on top, for those of us that adore peanut butter ;)
You can read the original recipe on this pin, and I have no clue how to make this printer friendly. But here is a list if it's helpful:
-3 very ripe bananas
-1/2 cup PB
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup of chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease your loaf pan
2. Medium bowl: whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. Large bowl: banana, PB, oil, egg, sugars.
4. Pour the medium, dry-ingredient bowl into the larger, wet-ingredients. Stir until just mixed, don't overstir.
5. Fold the chocolate chips in, spread into the loaf pan.
6. Bake for about one hour or when a toothpick comes out clean. You might need to put tin foil over the top if it's getting too brown.
7. Let it cool for 10 minutes, then release the bread from the pan and put on a cooling rack.