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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Classic banana bread kicked up a notch with chocolate and peanut butter.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 Bananas (ripe, puréed )
  • 1 C Bread Flour (*or all purpose)
  • 1/2 C Cocoa Powder (Dutch Process)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 C Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 3/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Lg Egg (+ 1 yolk)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 C Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • 1/4 C Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips (+ more for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Puree bananas in blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Whisk bread flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add cooled, melted butter to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and begin to mix.
  5. Add sugar to the butter and mix until combined
  6. Add egg and egg yolk. Mix to combine.
  7. Add vanilla , yogurt and peanut butter. Mix to combine.
  8. Add dry ingredients 1/2 at a time and mix just until flour is incorporated, being careful not to overmix.
  9. Stir in bananas and chocolate chips and pour into prepared loaf pan.
  10. Sprinkle top with extra chocolate chips.
  11. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean, with a few moist crumbs.

Notes

*I use dutch process cocoa powder in this recipe. It is what gives the banana bread that deep chocolate brown color, and a smoother flavor than traditional baking cocoa powder would. 

*The bread flour in the recipe gives the bread a chewy factor that I love in banana bread. All purpose is a totally fine substitution and would be delicious as well!