Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I like to bake. It evokes happiness and warmth and aromas that make the whole house smell amazing. I’m not saying I’m the best baker ever, but give me a recipe that’s foolproof and I’ll bring it to life.

When I came across this banana bread on a fellow blogger’s site, well, I knew I had to have it. The very idea of mixing bananas and peanut butter with more peanut butter was enough to send me running to the kitchen to bake at 9 pm.

Sometimes you just can’t wait till morning.

It’s hard to imagine improving upon a classic (banana bread = delish), but I’m telling you the addition of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups is killer.

And killer is good.

Besides, all that peanut butter and bread is really just a vessel to get at the fruit, and everyone knows fruit is a necessary component to healthy eating. Am I right?!

This couldn’t be simpler. Preheat an oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan with butter or shortening, then carefully toss a few tablespoons of flour around the inside, just to coat. Discard excess flour.

Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl (I like to mix the wet ingredients first, then incorporate in the dry ingredients).

Fold in one bag of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups — minus the few small handfuls that you already ate, of course.

Pour mixture into the loaf pan, then bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool for 10 minutes, then run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the bread. Remove from the pan, slice, and eat!

True or false: I may have eaten the peanut butter cups from a few slices of banana bread before giving them to John.

I know, I know… I am a horrible person.

P.S. Anyone else think turning this into french toast is a wonderful idea??

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