Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you're anything like me, you utilize your treasured ripe bananas for baked goods. Since we thrive on new recipes around here, I'm always trying to shake things up a little bit when it comes to banana bread. Add blueberries... make it whole grain... chocolate swirl... pumpkin. I'll try anything! This time: Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Too much, you say? Nah. The peanut butter, acts as the "fat" in the bread, taking a back seat to the banana flavor. It still comes through a bit, but it isn't the main event.

The chocolate is a bonus, of course. You could certainly sub any sort of chip in there... peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips... or no chips at all.

Helpful tip: Don't ever throw out those ripe bananas. Mash them up instead and freeze them in 1 cup increments in freezer zips. They freeze up just fine, and then you've got them for banana bread when the mood strikes.

Speaking of freezing, these loaves freeze well. Since the recipe makes two, freeze one and eat the other. You can also make these up as muffins instead of loaves.

This recipe can be found HERE.

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