Monday, October 31, 2011

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

This bread started off really healthy. I mean whole wheat flour, applesauce, bananas. A diet friendly sort of thing.

Then these guys crashed the party.

I couldn't turn them away. Look at those faces. I had to make them feel included and wanted. It was the right thing to do.

From then on, things got even crazier when I remembered the peanut butter chips in the pantry.

Oh well, maybe the healthy ingredients will cancel out all the naughty calories from the party crashers.

Regardless, this is an awesome bread. It will make banana bread haters change their way of thinking. It is wholesomely rich without being too sweet. And not too banana-y.

Here's the recipe:

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread
adapted from Cookies and Cups

3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz. bag of mini Reeses PB cups
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Whisk together all dry ingredients. Throw in the mashed banana, applesauce and egg and stir to combine.
Stir in the peanut butter, Reeses and PB chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Make this bread. If anyone at the office asks what you had for breakfast all you need to say is whole wheat banana bread. It's not a lie. You are just omitting a few details.

No biggie.

By the way, you probably want to let your bread cool before slicing, or this could happen to you:

Oh, yeah.
Happy Halloween, ya'll!

me and my pumpkin


Michelle said...

OH my gosh! sounds yummy~! I bake with whole wheat flour all the time. Might as well throw some good stuff in every now and then! ;) Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yummy! And I totally agree - the healthy cancels out the bad. :)

Nähmeise said...

it looks delicious !!!
i will bake it , thank you for
the prescription !

Sunray Gardens said...

Hi Renee. Thanks for stopping by and following and I am following back. You have some great recipes on here.
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Anonymous said...

Following back. Appreciate it.
Ohio Outdoors said...

That recipe sounds amazing..I love anything pb, chocolatey and bananas! Your pumpkin looks awesome! So cool! Thanks for stopping by. Following you back!

Self Sagacity said...

I like your pumpkin! Yummy, you're making me hungry.
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Kelly Marie said...

Yummy! I'm going to have to make this soon.

Kelley @ said...

Love this!! Hope you had a great Halloween Renee!

Irene said...

I love banana bread! Especially if it is as healthy as this! :-)

Me said...

thanks for stopping by Couponing & Reviewing in Texas...we are now following via GFC

Dominique Goh said...

I haven't tried bread making as yet..but that bread simply looks delicious.. shared it on pininterest

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Oh my. I just pinned this. Sounds amazing!