Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Makes a 9x5 Loaf

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter

For the filling, mix sugar and cocoa in a small saucepan.  Gradually stir in milk.  Cook until boiling.
Remove from heat.  Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.  Set aside.

1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c flour
1/4 c butter
1/4 c peanut butter

Mix sugar and flour.  Cut in butter and peanut butter.  Set aside.

Banana Batter
1 c sugar
1/4 c butter
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 medium bananas
2 c flour
Cream sugar with butter, soda, and salt, using a mixer.  Beat in eggs and vanilla, adding one at a time.  Mix in bananas.  Stir in flour.

2 or 3 bananas sliced thinly lengthwise

In a buttered 9"x5" pan, pour half of banana batter.  Pour over half of chocolate filling.  Top with other half of batter.  Then top with remaining chocolate filling.  Draw a knife through to swirl.  Cover top with sliced bananas.  Top with streusel.  Bake at 350F for 75 minutes.

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