Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread

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If you’re wondering what to do with too many over-ripe bananas in your kitchen, then you must try this delicious Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread recipe. There is nothing quite like eating the traditional peanut butter and banana sandwiches but sometimes it’s good to change it up a little bit, and that’s why this recipe will do the justice. This easy banana bread recipe comes out soft and moist because of the mashed bananas and also because there is vegetable oil that gives the bread a spongy texture. Dessert recipes that use ripe bananas are full of distinct flavor, healthier and wholesome and also infuse a natural sweetness to baked goods. This means you can easily cut down on the white sugar and substitute more ripened bananas. Apart from their taste, bananas are extremely nutritious because they're rich in potassium which helps in maintaining the blood pressure levels and heart functioning. Because of the nutritional value of banana in this recipe, this bread is not only a great way of getting kids to eat healthily, but also lets them enjoy a much deserved sweet treat. You could also use this recipe to feed a large crowd and ideal for a picnic, potluck, breakfast, brunch or even as a side with a cup of coffee.

In the place of just all purpose flour, you can add any whole-grain flour of your choice like oat or quinoa flour to this recipe. You can also make breakfast muffins if you wish. Add your choice of veggie to the muffins to up the nutrition like grated carrots or zucchini, any seasonal or even frozen fruit to the muffins. You can also add your favourite spice powders like cinnamon or nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice. If you plan to use chocolate chips in the place of peanut butter chips, you can use dark chocolate chips with at least seventy percent or more cacao in them instead of the regular chocolate chips. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals and other illnesses including cancer to some extent. Furthermore, it has iron and magnesium that help battle low energy and lethargy as well. You can add other types of nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts or even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp, chia or pumpkin seeds, etc. If you don’t like raisins, add cranberries or Goji berries or chopped dates that are packed with iron and fiber. This banana bread recipe is pretty versatile, so you can customize the taste and flavors.

Peanut butter is cholesterol-free and very high in vitamin B6, which helps in maintaining blood sugar. You don't need a better excuse other than the nutrition in peanut butter, to bake more recipes that call for peanut butter. It's a great way of packing in all that peanut butter goodness into your family's well being. If you don’t have peanut butter chips, you may just use the regular peanut butter. Anytime you buy peanut butter, always make sure to find the brand that has no extra additives like corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil.

Thank you to all the wonderful sisters at the Six Sisters Stuff recipe blog for sharing this nourishing and healthy Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread recipe with us. Do visit the blog for some of the best dessert recipes and other homemade bread recipes. This recipe is a must try for all banana lovers! So the next time when you end up in a situation of over-ripe bananas in your kitchen, don't forget to make this banana chocolate chip bars recipe.

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