though i am back in detroit, the memory of this delicious take on banana bread makes me anxious for an opportunity to try it out again on this side of lake michigan.

friends, i give you peanut butter chocolate chip banana bliss!

wow, what a mouthful. and wow what a mouthful of flavor! this bread turned out so moist, flavorful, not too sweet or too rich, but a very happy warm marriage of two of my favorite foods: peanut butter and chocolate chips. added bonus, it’s a baked good and a bread! hooray for bread addicts like myself!!

i merged a couple of different recipes together to make these, and unfortunately, i don’t exactly remember how i did it… but i will try to pull together a thread of an idea of what i used. if nothing else, be inspired by these recipes: peanut butter banana bread, marble banana bread (i don’t marble it, though), and banana bread with chocolate chips and candied ginger.

peanut butter chocolate chip banana bliss bread

2 cups flour (i used something like 1/2 cup king arthur white, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup ground almonds, 1/4 cup ground sunflowers, 1/4 cup ground flax seeds)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1/3 c yogurt
1/3 c peanut butter
1 1/2 cups bananas (2-3 very ripe bananas!)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350. grease 3 mini bread pans, 1 regular bread pan, or a muffin pan with oil or butter.

2. combine dry ingredients, flour through nutmeg, in a medium-sized bowl. whisk to combine.

3. beat together brown sugar, butter. egg, yogurt, and peanut butter until smooth. add bananas, beat to combine.

4. add dry ingredients and chocolate chips to banana mixture, stirring until just combined (do not over mix). divide batter evenly in pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. let sit in pans for 10 minutes on wire racks, then remove, and allow to cool. (i always sample when i remove bread from tins– it’s just too tempting!) enjoy!

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