Peanut Butter Banana Bread

"Baby, it's cold outside."  No, I mean really cold - snowing and everything, minus degrees and all.  On this fine weekend, the cold and heinous weather inspired this warming recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bread.  Adapted from a recipe by 'Joy the Baker' - this bread is an absolute winner, and it will warm up your kitchen and make your house smell amazing - beware, you'll want to eat every morsel of it in one sitting.

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A great way to mash the bananas is to peel them and squeeze them with your fingers over a mixing bowl (this also is a great stress reliever) - try to squeeze until most of the lumps are gone.

Feel free to adjust the sugar levels in this bread to your liking.  The measurement is 1 cup but it works out just the same if you use a little less or a little more.  Adding nuts and chocolate is also optional so this is a great recipe to play with, make it your own, depending on your mood.

ingredients

What you need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 bananas)
  • 3 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup fat-free yoghurt/sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (optional)
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C
  2. Use butter and flour to grease a good sized loaf pan
  3. Mix flours, baking soda, salt and spices in a large bowl
  4. In a medium bowl, squish & mix mashed bananas, butter, peanut butter and yoghurt
  5. Add eggs, sugar and vanilla and blend until smooth
  6. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and stir together until all flour is combined
  7. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips
  8. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about an hour (when a knife comes out clean, it's ready)
  9. Let the bread cool down before removing from the pan
  10. Then slice and enjoy!

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