So last week Larry had me buy him some bananas for his lunches, so I bought a bunch of six. This week guess how many brown bananas were on my counter? Four! Good thing it was cooler today since I had to turn on my oven. Here is the recipe I used (I had an idea to add the peanut butter chips because I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches even if I can't eat them right now).
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened**
2 eggs, room temperature
4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces peanut butter chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees placing rack on the next to the lowest position. Grease and flour the bottoms only of one 9-inch loaf pan or 2 8-inch loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans; set aside.
In a large bowl cream together the sugar and butter. Add one egg at a time until well incorporated. Add the milk, vanilla and bananas and beat well.
In a smaller bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add in small increments to the banana mixture. Make sure you do not over mix as the dough will become chewy. Once well incorporated hand fold 8 ounces of the peanut butter chips into the batter.
Divide dough depending on the pans you are using. Sprinkle the top of the pan(s) of dough with the remaining chips. Bake 9-inch loaf for approximately 1-1/4 hours, 8-inch loaves for about 1 hour and the 4 mini loaves for around 45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then loosen the sides and remove from pan(s). Cool completely before slicing or storing.