Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

There are days when you need to be a little naughty. And today I’ve decided is one of those days. I’ve taken my signature banana bread and tarted it up ever so slightly. It’s now really verging towards being more of a cake!

Again if you’ve got lots of ripe bananas hanging around your fruit bowl this is a really simple recipe that will take no time at all to whip up. By adding some smooth peanut butter as well as some dark chocolate chips, it’s a little more sinful but just as tasty (if not more) as an ordinary banana bread recipe. Give it a go. And like the majority of my recipes it goes rather well with a pot of tea after a long day.

The Ingredients…

3 ripe bananas

225g of self raising flour

2 medium sized eggs

120g of Xylitol or caster sugar

1/4 tsp. of bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract

3 heaped tbsp. of smooth peanut butter

100g of dark chocolate chips

50ml of semi skimmed milk (optional)

The Baking Bit…

1. Pre heat your oven to 180C and grease a 2lb loaf tin.

2. Into a bowl sift in the flour and add in the Xylitol or caster sugar along with the bicarbonate of soda and mix all the dry ingredients together.

3. Next, beat in two eggs and fold everything together along with the vanilla essence and three mashed bananas.

4. Add in the peanut butter and the chocolate chips and again fold in well. If at this stage you find the mixture is a little stodgy, pour in the milk (optional).

5. Finally pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven at 180C for one hour. Leave to cool before slicing!

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