Peanut butter chocolate banana bread – she bakes here

If you take a look through my recipe archive, you’ll notice that I tend to favour certain ingredients more than others. How to make banana bread Besides fruit, some of my most common baking ingredients are chocolate, espresso and peanut butter. Moist banana bread recipe Baking with chocolate is obvious because chocolate anything is delicious.

Moist banana bread If chocolate is the main ingredient, I’ll add a quick dash of espresso to enhance the delicious chocolatey flavour. Banana nut bread recipe Peanut butter is a common baking staple because we always have some in our kitchen and Trevor is a fan of anything I make with peanut butter. Healthy banana bread Plus peanut butter and chocolate together rocks.

Speaking of peanut butter and chocolate, I’d been meaning to make this recipe for a while now, but until recently I was so convinced that I had already posted a peanut butter chocolate banana bread recipe. Best banana bread Does this happen to anyone else? A couple months ago, I had planned on making white chocolate cranberry cookies only to realize that I had already posted a recipe back in 2011. Recipe banana bread Since then, whenever I have a recipe in mind, I panic and search my archives to make sure I’m not accidentally repeating myself.

If you were to take another look in my recipe archive, you would also notice that my bread to muffins ratio is pretty sad. Simple banana bread This alone is proof that I am 4x more likely to make muffins than bread and I have the following reasons to back me up on that:

• Muffins are wonderful, portable snack. Banana bread recipe easy Slices of bread, not so much. Healthy banana bread recipe Have you ever tried to eat a slice of banana bread while you are running out the door to work? I have and it wasn’t pretty.

• Muffins take less time to bake than a loaf of bread. Recipe for banana nut bread In the time that a loaf of bread is finally ready to come out of the oven, I could already be eating my third muffin.

• Muffins are so much more photogenic than slices of bread. Banana bread recipe moist You can stack muffins, cut them in half, line them up, put them in a basket, the possibilities are endless. Simple banana bread recipe Bread, not so much. Banana bread recipe best In fact, trying to make bread slices look pretty and interesting is something I struggle with on a regular basis.

• And lastly, muffins don’t need to be sliced. Easy recipe for banana bread I am the worst at slicing bread and crumbs end up everywhere. Quick banana bread Muffins tend to be less of a mess in the long run.

So why did I make bread instead of muffins? Well, it was mostly to challenge myself. The best banana bread recipe Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to stage and take photos of bread in a way that doesn’t make me want to pull out my hair. Easy banana nut bread recipe Someday I would like to learn how to slice bread properly without completely destroying it, I’ll never get better unless I keep doing it. Homemade banana bread So rather than take the easy way out and make muffins, I fought my natural urges, poured the batter into my barely used loaf pan and popped it into the waiting oven.

What I love the most about this recipe is that besides making a pretty awesome loaf of bread is that around all the chocolate and bananas, you can still taste the peanut butter. Award winning banana bread recipe So many times, peanut butter can get lost in baking and I always worry about adding too much and off-setting the delicate balance of ingredients. Moist banana nut bread recipe I had a little extra strawberry compote leftover from pie day (March 14th) that was a nice added touch, but any kind of jam will do just fine.

And if you’re not feeling the whole banana bread thing, this recipe can be made into a dozen muffins. Easy banana nut bread In case you favour that whole grab-and-go, no slicing, reduced baking time thing.

• Preheat your oven to 350*F. Banana chocolate chip bread Line your loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

• In a small bowl, whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Recipe for moist banana bread Set aside.

• In a separate large bowl, mash bananas and stir in brown sugar, crunchy peanut butter and egg. Quick and easy banana bread Add coconut oil and vanilla extract. Low fat banana bread Add dry ingredients bowl to wet ingredients bowl and stir until just combined. Basic banana bread recipe Gently fold in chocolate chips, if using.

• Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean. Moist banana nut bread Cool in loaf pan and then remove and cool completely on a wired rack.

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