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?
Overly ripe fruit is constant in my household. I had a couple of bananas left sitting in my fruit basket. They’re way past its prime and it doesn’t appear that anyone will be reaching for it anytime soon so I decided to use them in this recipe. Chocolate and banana go so well together, why not pair it with Nutella? I used an 8-inch square pan for this because I wanted to be able to cut them in squares but feel free to use an 8-inch or 9-inch loaf pan for this. Baking time would still be the same.
I discovered the beauty of adding alcohol into baked goods this year. Initially, I thought it was a bit weird but the outcome was outstanding! This is my version of Italian beer bread. It’s best when served warm.
A slice of freshly baked quick bread of some sort sounded really good this morning. I walked into my kitchen and saw I had some ripe bananas, so it was obvious.
I love the smell of baked goods in the oven. I noticed I had some crumbled goat cheese leftover from a dinner party so I decided to make good use of it along with some beer in the fridge. Enjoy!