Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I didn’t have a lot of motivation for Bread Week 35, so I decided to take the opportunity to use up a few extremely overripe bananas in a Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe that was on the back of the bag of whole wheat flour I bought at Target.

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine flours, baking powder, and salt. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add banana, peanut butter, milk, and egg, and mix until well combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to stir in any excess flour, then stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Evenly divide batter between two greased 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the loaves comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.

 

This bread was fine. Despite the number of banana bread recipes on this site, I’m not really a huge fan. I also have to be in the right mood to eat things with peanut butter, so Alex did the bulk of the heavy eating, so most of this review relies upon him. He said that the bread was good but it wasn’t the best banana bread he’d ever had. It was definitely peanut buttery, but he didn’t think it was incredibly banana-y. The chocolate chips were a nice touch. I liked that it was healthier thanks to the whole wheat. If you like the combination of peanut butter, banana bread, and relative health, this is a bread worth trying.

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