Banana Peanut Butter Bread

Chocolate peanut butter cups are the crowning touch of this quick bread! No one will be able to resist a sweet slice.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
2
tablespoons milk
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
packages (1.5 oz each) chocolate covered peanut butter candy cups, cut into small pieces

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease and flour bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on medium speed until creamy.
  • 2 Add eggs, milk, vanilla and bananas. Beat about 30 seconds or until well blended. Add all remaining ingredients except candy. Mix just until moistened. Reserve 2 tablespoons cut up candy. With spoon, fold in remaining candy. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Finely chop the reserved 2 tablespoons candy; sprinkle on warm bread. Cool completely, about 2 hours.

Expert Tips

For the best flavor, use bananas that have lots of brown specks on the skin, and are slightly soft.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.