Tuesday, July 23, 2013

my banana bread brings all the boys to the yard.

i won’t admit to purposefully allowing our bananas to reach the mostly dead state.

i wouldn’t ever smack my children’s hands away from the fruit bowl and offer them apples instead of bananas…leaving all the ripe bananas to hit that space right between super mushy sweetness and rotten trash.

you know what i mean—that stage where you look at them and think either i make banana bread today, or i toss them tomorrow.


if i happen to stumble across some bananas in that not-quite-dead-yet stage, well…far be it from me to allow them to become trash.

banana bread it is. but i don’t feel like messing around. i want an easy to throw together bread that requires very little thought and even less cleanup afterwards. so you can mess with mashing bananas in one bowl and creaming sugars in another bowl and mixing dry ingredients in a third bowl if you want….but i’ll stick with my one mixing bowl banana bread, thankyouverymuch.

it’s pretty much insane. and i’m pretty much certain that calling it a “bread” is a bit of a misnomer. it’s got chocolate chips and peanut butter…but there’s enough banana in it that i’m going to stick with bread and allow my children to eat it for breakfast.



+ notes +
this makes 2 loaves (yes, loaves. this is bread, remember?)
i do everything in the bowl of my kitchenaid mixer. one bowl, one paddle attachment, one spoon. easy.

+ ingredients +
3 eggs
1/2 c brown sugar (not packed too tightly)
1/2 c white sugar
1 stick butter, softened
4 over ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c peanut butter
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 bag chocolate chips

+ directions +
put eggs, sugars and butter in mixer and blend with paddle attachment until well blended.
add in bananas and blend again until thoroughly mixed.
add in vanilla and peanut butter and mix.
add the flour, and sprinkle the salt and baking powder over the top, then mix just until blended together.
stir in 3/4 of the chocolate chips, and divide batter into 2 greased or sprayed loaf pans.
sprinkle remaining chips on top.

bake at 350 degrees 50-55 mins.

insane, i say.


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  1. Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas! Mmmmm! My mixer is packed (since we're moving in a few days) but as soon as it's unpacked I'm making this bread. Thank you for the recipe :)


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