Monday, March 19, 2012

Reese's Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Denver, my first born, is not a big fan of chocolate.  SAY WHAT?!  Chocolate is one of my favorite things on earth!  This seriously makes me question if he is my child.  I would swear he was switched at birth but look at his hair:

No we did not gel his hair up like that in the front.  He has had this cowlick since birth.  Guess that proves he's mine and there isn't some chocolate loving boy living with another family.

One thing he does like that has chocolate is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  When I saw this recipe on Cookies & Cups for Reese's Peanut Butter Banana Bread I thought he would like it.  I was wrong.  He loved it!  This recipe has a bag of those new Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  This sounded like a weird combo to me but it works and tastes great.  Those Mini Reese's are yummy by themselves but try and save them for the bread!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup 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
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups


1.     Preheat oven to 350

2.     Grease your loaf pan (I used an 8 x 4 pan) with butter.

3.     In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.

4.     In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.

5.     Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy.

6.     Fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.

7.     Bake for approximately 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

8.     Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack.

Teri’s Tip:
  • If you notice the bread browning too fast, lower the temperature down to 325°.  I did this and it was very dark brown when done but the darker the better it tasted.  It’s not burnt!
  • You can find Mini Reese's at Target.


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