Oh, friends it is beginning. The holiday baking is in full force, and I don’t know about you, but I’m completely overwhelmed. Usually I take the holidays pretty easy so that I can really enjoy them, but I took on a bit too much this year. I’ve learned my lesson. I’m pretty sure. This year I’m delivering a few more breads than cookies. I love how yummy breads are and although this Reese’s Banana bread is a full loaf the ones I pass out will be the mini loaves.
I think that there is something especially wonderful about Reese’s Banana Bread. I still love the regular banana bread, Biscoff banana bread, and I adore an awesome Grilled Peanut Butter, Nutella, Banana Sandwich, but the Peanut Butter chips in this one are like little golden nuggets of deliciousness. Plus, this is actually easier to whip up than a whole bunch of different cookies for a Christmas platter, and people love it just as much, and sometimes even more.
Lessons From Little Ones
This was one of those recipes that had little ones begging to take a nibble. I don’t know why that is so satisfying to me, but I adore when the kids cannot wait to dig in. Even though they are little and don’t know a ton about food/baking it’s still awesome that they can see and smell that something delicious was just created. Kids are pretty awesome like that. They are so quick to dish out the compliments and make you feel good. Nothing holds kids back from giving love and encouragement. Just one more little lesson that we could learn from our little ones. Truth.
- 1 3/4 Cup Flour
- 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 1/4 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 Butter, unsalted, softened
- 1/3 Cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2/3 Cup White Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Mashed Bananas, ripe (2-3 Medium bananas that have gone freckly)
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
- Heat the oven to 350.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, with a handheld mixer or the bowl of a kitchen aide, combine the butter, and peanut butter until smooth. Make sure you used softened butter (leave it on the counter for 30-60 minutes). Add the sugar and eggs, and mix to combine.
- Turn the mixer on medium speed and add a little of the dry mixture. Allow to mix until almost incorporated and add a scoop of the banana. Allow to mix again and then continue to alternate between dry ingredients and the banana, ending with the banana. Add the chocolate and peanut butter chips, stir to combine.
- Spray a bread pan (I prefer light in color or glass pans), with cooking spray and add the banana bread mixture. Bake for 50-60 minutes, tenting with foil the last few minutes to avoid too dark a crust.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack. Enjoy!