Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monkey's diet

We've always known that bananas go well with chocolate, and chocolate goes well with peanut butter, and peanut butter goes well with bananas. But we never thought we'd chuck it all together into one concoction.

After baking a batch of funfetti cupcakes, we had a redundant jar of peanut butter, pack of dark chocolate chips and bananas to violate. And that we did, with the following recipe.

It was very rushed. We quickly checked the ingredients and didn't bother reading the method. Once you have the urge to bake, you can't get rid of the feeling. You can only satisfy it!

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
(Recipe adapted from
Sugar Plum)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 medium ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with baking paper.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, peanut butter, 2 tablespoons butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy, for about 2 minutes.
  5. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
  6. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in milk and flour mixture until just combined.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips and pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool for 20 minutes before running a knife around outside edges, removing, and transferring to a wire rack to cool before slicing.

Print-friendly version of recipe here.

Apologies for the poor quality photos. We were in such a rush that we didn't have enough time to take better photos when the bread was fresh out of the oven.

1 comment:

  1. Along with so many others, I love a recipe that helps me use up all the bananas that I buy with good intentions, but which go uneaten in the fruit bowl. Add chocolate and peanut butter and, well, you don't have to twist my arm at all.

    I actually found your blog through a tweet you posted recently regarding FoodGawker. I thought I would swing by to invite you to check out my new site: TasteStopping. I publish all the food photos that TS and FG reject. It's a lot of fun. I hope to see you there! (Better yet, I hope you consider submitting, if you have anything that qualifies.)




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