Friday, April 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I recently came across this recipe while searching for bread recipes. Not quite the bread I originally had in mind to make, but my uncontrollable urge to satisfy my sweet tooth got the best of me. The title alone was enough to convince me to give it a try.  Imagine my excitement when I read the list of ingredients and realized it also contained chocolate chips! :-) I could already imagine just how good this was going to taste.

The original recipe contains refined sugar, which of course I wanted to replace.  I used maple syrup instead and was able to reduce the amount of overall sugar by 1/4 cup.  This is also oil free!

This recipe is adapted from Eggless Cooking:

Peanut Butter Banana Bread
1/2 cup rice milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup organic pastry flour 
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.  

In a small bowl, mix rice milk and cider vinegar and set aside so the mixture can curdle (about 5 minutes).

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine mashed banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, curdled milk mixture and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.   Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.    Place on wire rack and cool for 15 minutes.

There was no one flavor that overpowered the bread, it was a nice blend of peanut butter, banana and chocolate.  It came out super moist and delicious!  My sister said, and I quote, "My favorite part was the chocolate chips!".  I couldn't have said it better myself! :-)  I actually made this about a week ago and she was wondering why I hadn't posted the recipe yet.  Well, here it is! 

My cat Sam was watching the whole process from his new favorite spot.  I wonder what he's thinking?

I bet he's thinking "that smells good!"

Meow! =^..^=


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Christine said...

Thank you for the compliments, I'm glad you enjoy the blog!

Ingrid said...

Hi Christine! I love the new look of blog! This recipe sounds amazing, I'll be adding it to my must-make list.

Christine said...

Hi Ingrid! Thanks! :-) Let me know how you like the banana bread, it's so good!! It didn't last long around here. ;-)