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.
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.
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.
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?!?!
Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Makes 1 9×5 loaf
- 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
- 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.
- Slice 1/2 of a banana into 10 slices, approximately 1/8″ thick. Set aside.
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, mash the remaining 2 1/2 bananas.
- To the mashed bananas, mix in the yogurt, peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla extract, and the cinnamon.
- Mix in the eggs and sugars to the banana mixture.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in 2/3 of the chopped peanut butter cups into the banana bread mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and top with the sliced bananas and remaining diced peanut butter cups.
- 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