Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

4 Jun 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

I love banana bread. Love, love, love. Every time I make banana bread, I think to myself "there is no way I can improve on this. Banana bread is pretty much perfected."

Oh how wrong I was.

I feel like when you add peanut butter cups to anything, it instantly becomes 38 times better. I've been putting it in a lot of things recently: cheesecakecookies, my mouth... and it makes me want to sing every time. Not like the cute, in tune singing. More like a yodeling singer in the shower.

So it's only natural for me to test this theory out in some banana bread.

So the trick to making this bread is when you mix in the peanut butter cups, you add one to the mix, then put one in your mouth. One for the mix, one for you. Lather, rinse, repeat.

If you haven't noticed, I have a slight addiction to sugar. You know... just a little. Barely noticeable.

But looking at the final product, well, let me just say my neighbors could hear me singing about this bread. And again I'm thinking that I can never improve on this bread. Can I think up a better banana bread recipe? Only time will tell. All I can do is ripen up my many bananas and try again soon... But that will probably be after I make this bread again at least twice.

What you'll need:

-1 cup whole wheat flour
-2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-3 ripe bananas, mashed
-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
-1 cup plain yogurt
-2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
-1 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 1/2 cups peanut butter cups, chopped
-1/2 cup chocolate chips


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray 2 loaf pans.
    2.   In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
    3.   In a large bowl, beat together the bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, eggs, oil, brown sugar and vanilla until fully combined. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
    4.   Fold in the chopped peanut butter cups and chocolate chips.
    5.   Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans and bake in the preheated loaf pans and bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and let cool on wire racks.

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  1. Yum! Banana and peanut butter cup? Sign me up please! This looks wonderful. :)

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

  2. Wow that is fabulous.. Looks super duper yum!! :)

  3. Lovely cake! Peanut butter cups? Have not seen it around here! Sounds wonderful in a cake, especially banana cakes!

  4. Great combination. I'm always looking for new banana bread recipes!

  5. Love banana bread and this looks terrific with the addition of peanut butter cups! What a perfect combination :)

    Kelly -

  6. What an awesome addition to banana bread!! I bet you could put rolo candies in and it would be great too.

  7. Yum! Peanut butter cups in a banana bread...genius!

  8. A delicious twist on the usual banana bread :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Oh boy - you have quite the mind to add PB cups to banana bread! Awesome! : )

    1. Btw, is this what you mean by "Taste of Madness"? That's some good madness. : )

  10. I love banana bread too. I've add chocholate chips in them before and they were so good. Now that your're adding PB cups? I think they would be 138 times better. :P And I bet the PB goes really well with banana too. Can't wait to try this.

  11. This is brilliant. Bananas go with peanut butter. Peanut butter goes with chocolate. Chocolate goes with bananas - you've come full circle.

  12. Those peanut butter cups are the key thing.. I miss them so.. it is so difficult to get them in Australia!

  13. Cathleen , you're so right ! Everything's better with peanut butter cups :D The next time I bake a banana bread , I'll use pbc instead of choco chips !

  14. Isn't banana bread the best stuff? I have put chocolate chips in mine before but the peanut cups are brilliant!

  15. I LOVE banana bread - it's my favorite! I have a recipe like this on my page. I bet yours is amazing!

  16. I've added PB cups to my banana bread before and it is SUCH a good thing!

  17. Your banana bread looks so yummy, Cathleen!
    Combined with peanut butter and chocolate can't get much better :)

  18. I love peanut butter cups so I'd never turn down an excuse to use them in something. Great idea!

  19. Oh my goodness this looks great! I have put chocolate chips in mine before but this would be even better!! :) I am co-hosting Diana's Pin Me party this week and would love to invite you to link up at Party In Polka Dots! It's live right now!



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