Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Powdered Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Powdered Peanut Butter Icing

INGREDIENTS:

Bread:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 med-large bananas (or 4 small ones)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup if you prefer less chocolate)
Powdered Peanut Butter Icing:

Directions:

Bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease one 9x5 pan or two 8x4 pans.
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs and beat until mixed.
  5. To the wet ingredients, sift in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Stir until just combined.
  7. Pour in mashed bananas, and mix until combined. Add in chocolate chips; stir.
  8. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes (for two 8x4 pans) or until cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it. If using one 9x5 pan, bake at 350 for 30 minutes; then lower the temp to 325 and bake for 15-20 or until cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it.
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Move to a wire cooling rack.
    Powdered Peanut Butter Icing:
    1. In a bowl, beat Powdered Peanut Butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer to create a thick drizzle consistency.
    2. When your banana bread has cooled, drizzle (or dunk) banana bread with icing.