Elvis Banana Bread
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
Makes3 mini loaves (6 slices each)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk bananas, eggs, peanut butter, applesauce, oil and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Transfer to three 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Freeze option: Freeze cooled loaves in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each loaf on high for 60-75 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 227 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jun 4, 2017
Since I was married by Elvis (or one of his best impersonators!), I could not resist trying this bread. And it did not disappoint! I love the combo of peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate - yum! The only thing I thought it needed was a little "crunch". I added that myself by substituting crunchy peanut butter for the creamy and stirring in 1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts along with the chocolate chips.
Feb 3, 2016
Beetlybug check the freshness of your leaveners, that can certainly play a role in how your quickbreads rise.
Feb 2, 2016
Horrible, we had to throw it out, it did not rise at all and had the consistency of a brick.
Apr 6, 2015
Made the recipe as is except with some crumbled crispy bacon over the top before baking. Delicious!