Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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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…

Ingredients:

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

For toppings

Bananas

Brown sugar (2 teaspoons per banana)

Peanut butter Water (1 tablespoon for every 2 tablespoons peanut butter)

Dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray and set aside.

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In a medium bowl, whisk together flour,

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Baking soda,

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Baking powder,

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And salt.

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In a large bowl, add bananas,
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White sugar,

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Brown sugar,

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Peanut butter,

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Oil,
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And egg.

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Mix together.

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Incorporate dry ingredients.
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Stir until just incorporated. Do not over mix.

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Add chocolate chips.

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Fold into batter.

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Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

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Bake for one hour. It’s worth the wait, I promise.

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The bread is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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While the bread is cooling, slice bananas into rounds.

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Coat a pan with nonstick cooking spray and add bananas and brown sugar.

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Sautee over medium-high heat until bananas are golden brown and become caramelized.

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In a small bowl, add water to peanut butter.

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Melt in microwave in 10 second intervals for 30 seconds.

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Cut a slice of banana bread, preferably while still warm.

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Top with caramelized bananas,

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Peanut butter,

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And dark chocolate chips.

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Eat and enjoy on your next day off!

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