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Peanut-Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chips make an irresistible combination in this moist quick bread, assures Nancy Fettig of Billings, Montana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped peanuts and additional miniature chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine bananas, milk, peanut butter, egg, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Add chocolate chips. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. When completely cooled, wrap each loaf in foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, melt peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan; remove from the heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Frost loaves; sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 177 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.