Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I’m kinda the worst when it comes to buying bananas.

I buy several pounds of bananas when I go grocery shopping and then let them spoil since I forget about actually eating them… umm okay? Then as I stare at blackening bananas I think ‘ooo I’ll make banana bread’. But typically I don’t because I get to distracted with the million other things I have on my to do list.

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Well things changed this time when I was going through Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America’s Favorite Spread and saw a doozey of a banana bread. It was not just a peanut butter banana bread but it ALSO had Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups involved.

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The perfect kind of recipe for a peanut butter lover.

Plus it didn’t hurt in this post-Halloween week when a massive bowl of candy was staring at me.

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This bread is light in texture and packs a peanut butter punch. Plus getting a piece of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the bread is always a fun surprise. I’m already thinking about making this again and then making french toast with it. I should, shouldn’t I?!?!

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Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Makes 1 9×5 loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cream peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 full size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, diced into about 10 pieces each

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, such as Pam, and then place onto a baking sheet.
  2. Slice 1/2 of a banana into 10 slices, approximately 1/8″ thick. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, mash the remaining 2 1/2 bananas.
  4. To the mashed bananas, mix in the yogurt, peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla extract, and the cinnamon.
  5. Mix in the eggs and sugars to the banana mixture.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Gently fold in 2/3 of the chopped peanut butter cups into the banana bread mixture.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and top with the sliced bananas and remaining diced peanut butter cups.
  9. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center is clean upon removal. Let cool for at least 20 minutes prior to cutting and serving.

Adapted from Peanut Butter Comfort by Averie Sunshine

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7 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  1. Taryn says:

    This looks so delicious. I have a boatload of nearly rotten frozen bananas in the freezer, waiting to be used. Now I think I know what I’m going to do with them!

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