Hubby is home today, and nothing screams a 3-day weekend like fresh from the oven baked goods. (Other than literally screaming, “3-day weekend!” which I found doesn’t have the same effect.) He made me breakfast in bed yesterday so I felt it was my turn to whip something up.
I was saving ripe bananas to make a healthy bread, but ended up with more of a decadent dessert instead. Oh well. I have one more week of it being socially acceptable for me to wear stetchy pants, so might as well live it up, right??
There was a recipe for Reese’s cup banana bread I’ve been wanting to try, but we just so happened to have eaten all the candy delights leaving none for today. Instead, I modified the peanut based treat by throwing in dark chocolate chips, to represent that desired flavor profile.
For an added touch, That’s SO Jenn style, I topped these fluffy slices with warm, caramelized bananas, a layer of melted peanut butter and a smattering of dark chocolate chips. We dug in with a fork, and it honestly tasted like a restaurant-style bread pudding. We may or may not have plans to add vanilla ice cream to this later tonight…
For bread (Adapted from wishesanddishes.com)
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 egg 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Brown sugar (2 teaspoons per banana)
Peanut butter Water (1 tablespoon for every 2 tablespoons peanut butter)
Dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour,
Stir until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
Add chocolate chips.
Fold into batter.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
The bread is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Coat a pan with nonstick cooking spray and add bananas and brown sugar.
In a small bowl, add water to peanut butter.
Melt in microwave in 10 second intervals for 30 seconds.
Cut a slice of banana bread, preferably while still warm.
Top with caramelized bananas,
And dark chocolate chips.
Eat and enjoy on your next day off!
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