Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread + Giveaway!

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

I had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up but I didn’t want to make just banana bread.  I also had some milk and dark chocolate peanut butter cups on hand too.  Which makes for a nice jazzed up banana bread! And who doesn’t like peanut butter cups?

This post today marks my 100th post and in celebration of that, I’m hosting a giveaway to all my existing and new readers.  Everyone likes shopping right? Whether it’s clothes, food, or something for the kitchen.  And everyone likes Sur la Table, right? I don’t think I’ve known anyone who doesn’t like Sur la Table.  I can be at their store and browse for hours.  I usually shop alone because I know Chris gets bored after 20 minutes.  So today, I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate card from Sur la Table.

Sur la Table Gift Cert

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Betsy @ Baking & Brewing (#2).  Congratulations Betsy and thanks to everyone who entered!

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me, “what you would buy with your Sur la Table gift card?”

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This giveaway ends Monday, March 18th, at 11:59 p.m., PST.  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Be sure to use a valid email address when submitting your comment(s).  Winner will be selected randomly and will be announced on this post.  I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.  Best of luck!
*** Note: This is not a sponsored giveaway.  Just a gift from me to you because you rock!

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (I used Vietnamese cinnamon)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of light muscovado sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of homemade vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of bite sized peanut butter cups
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 20 miniature dark peanut butter cups, unwrapped, halved and divided

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease two 8-inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl mix together 2 3/4 cups of flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.  Set aside.

Using a stand mixer (or mix by hand), beat eggs, bananas, yogurt, canola oil, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla extract until well blended.  Slowly pour the flour mixture into the banana mixture and beat until just moistened.  Toss the bite sized peanut butter cups in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour (to help prevent sinking) and stir into the batter along with the dark chocolate chips.

Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.  Arrange the peanut butter cups over the batter, 10 cups each loaf.  Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let the bread cool in the pan on the cooling rack completely before serving.

Note: You might want to loosely tent the bread with aluminum foil 30-40 minutes into baking, as it can brown quickly.

Adapted from The Daily Dish

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread
 

115 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread + Giveaway!

  1. Wow, peanut butter cups in a banana bread – great idea! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your jazzed up recipe.

    For the Sur la Table gift card, the real question is, “what wouldn’t I buy?” I would definitely buy a cake decorating turntable. I’ve been wanting one forever!

  2. Are you kidding me with this Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread?! I haven’t seen this combination before, it’s outrageously mind-blowing.
    Banana + Peanut Butter= Heaven… Banana + Chocolate=Heaven… Chocolate + Peanut Butter= Heaven….

    Peanut Butter + Chocolate + Banana = I WANT. YUM YUM YUM. NOM NOM NOM.

    On another note, while you’re asking… from Sur la Table I would definitely be looking in to a kitchen scale, cannoli forms, A CAKE STAND, a tart pan, oooh or the Le Creuset Heritage loaf pan… maybe all of it. Wow.

  3. Congratulations my dear! This bread is absolutely beyond delectable. Peanut butter cups.., dark chocolate chips, more dark peanut butter cups, and banana bread!! Thousand times yummy!!!!! Love it 🙂

  4. Anne, what a decadent combination! My mum introduced me to the goodness that is Reece’s Pieces, as she travelled to the States as a teenager. It’s been very hard to find in Australia until recently but in the last couple of years Blockbuster has started stocking them and I can NEVER take out a dvd without grabbing a supply!

  5. Peanut butter + Banana is always amazing! One of my favorite mid day snacks! I must try this recipe tomorrow or Wednesday with the bananas that just wont make it until Thursday
    For Sur La Table I would buy a classic grill pan!

  6. Your banana bread looks so good! Love the big chunks of peanut butter cups, who wouldn’t love that combination!
    I just found a Sur La Table store recently, it has everything a girl (or guy) could wish for! You make 100 posts look easy, so many fun recipes, Congrats!

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! You have achieved amazing things with your blog and here’s to many more wonderful posts from you. Such as this awesome looking banana bread. Love it!!!

  8. I think I will try make this on the weekend. We are big fans of banana bread. I would, buy the Demeyere Industry5 Covered 3 qt. Sauté Pan with a Sur La Table gift card. I’ve been looking and looking for a sauté pan wide shallow sides for making small amounts of pasta, sautéed spinach, Onions…. The possibilities are as endless as there are recipes to try!

  9. Congratulations on your 100th post, dear, dear Anne! You have been such a wonderful contribution to the web. Here’s to a 100 (wonderful) more! And this banana bread looks delicious, and I don’t even like banana bread — lovely additions =)

    Re: Sur la Table, I would use the gift certificate towards buying the Wusthof Classic Ikon Series 8-in chef’s knife I have been pinning over for the last year now. Being a newlywed, we’ve been on a budget and oh, the heavenly meals I could make with such a beautiful knife!

    Big hugs to you, Anne, and again, congratulations on the milestone! xo

  10. Congrats on the 100th post, and such a generous giveaway! I’ve made banana bread with Nutella but haven’t made with PB. I would love to give it a try.
    With the gift card, I want to buy a bundt cake pan, Madeleine pan, and a couple of baking utensils that I don’t have or nice to have an extra…I started to bake more often than before and it’ll be a nice treat. Sur La Table is in my neighborhood and I LOVE shopping there (including browsing. haha).

  11. I could use a rocking pizza cutter, hand-held colanders, a mandoline. My wish-list for kitchen stuff goes on forever!!

  12. – That bread looks fab! What’s the difference between Vietnamese cinnamon? Is it more like the thicker cassia, which is quite often ground and sold as cinnamon proper, here in the UK anyway.
    – Didn’t realise you’re on Google+

  13. Looks delish!! I’ll have to make it one of these days. I would use the gift card toward a baking pan
    OMG congrats on your 100 posts Uni!!! *hugz*. You might have to wipe away the drool stain. Hehe.
    Ooo scratch that I would get the global asian knife if its still on sale.

  14. Congratulations on 100! Besides “everything” as my answer, I would treat myself to a flat griddle pan. I hate pulling out my huge electric one if I just want to make a small portion of pancakes or something. The banana bread looks amazing! My husband is obsessed with peanut butter cups (it must be something on the Y chromosome that’s draws men to peanut butter) and I know he would love this.

  15. Congratulations on your 100th post! The bread is amazing (and will be a good way to use up some of our upcoming Easter candy :-). I’ve been having a great time perusing your recipes . . . .
    P.S. I’ve been thinking of adding a mandolin or food mill – $50 at Sur La Table would help!

  16. Ooh, what WOULDN’T I buy at Sur la table? I need a meat thermometer though. My little threw mine in the sink of bubbly dishes and it broke 😦

  17. I love all the cake decorating supplies at Sur la Table! But really, geeze, so much I’d drool over! I kind of want to try their whoopie pie mixes. 😀

  18. Sur la table is one of my favorite stores on earth! I always end up browsing for way too long and buying too much! I’d probably spend the gift card on baking related supplies…can never have too much, right! : )

  19. Congratulations on your 100th post! I would get funky dishes and table linens for staging food pictures – Sur la Table has tons of great plates and bowls.

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