and when these beauties appear in our kitchen, Mr. DoM's first instinct is to chuck 'em. My first instinct is to make Banana Bread. I was actually waiting for this last batch of bananas to go "bad" because I had a Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe to test.
One of my son's friends insists that she does not like peanut butter. I just don't understand that. I think everybody needs a little peanut butter in their life, and this Banana Bread recipe has just enough. (Although, I bet if you want it even more peanut-buttery you could up the dose to 5 Tablespoons.)
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
1/3 cup butter
4 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter
3 large or 4 small ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare one loaf pan by buttering or use cooking spray.
Place butter and peanut butter into one bowl and use microwave to melt. Using a large mixing bowl and spoon, combine peanut butter mixture and mashed bananas. Add both sugars, beaten egg and vanilla, stir to incorporate all ingredients. Then add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir just enough to combine, but do not over mix the batter.
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour then test with toothpick. Loaf is done with toothpick comes out clean. (My loaf took 1 hour, 5 min). Cool, remove from pan, slice and enjoy!