Last weekend I went to make banana bread, only to discover I didn’t have enough bananas to make a full batch. So, instead of decreasing the recipe, I re-vamped it a bit. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it turned out really yummy!
Here’s what I did:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 large eggs
3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup soured milk or buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose baking flour
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Tablespoon brown sugar
Heat over to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans, or 1 bundt.
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in skillet, add sliced bananas and caramelize over a low heat, rotating sides till browned. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and mash. Set aside and let cool.
Mix sugar, butter, and peanut butter in a large bowl. Stir in eggs until blended well. Stir in mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.
Bake about 1 hour.
Remove bread from pans and let cool on a wire rack. Cool before slicing.