Add Reese’s peanut butter cups to Banana Bread to make it a delectable treat! You’ll never look at a loaf of banana bread the same ever again.
I think it’s safe to say that Banana Bread is the first recipe most people think of when bananas become aged in the fruit bowl. It’s fairly common for people to throw chocolate chips inside or even add cream cheese (or both–Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Banana Bread), but have you ever thought to add Reese’s peanut butter cups? No? Well, your life is about to be changed because this loaf of banana bread, the one you see in these delicious photos, is my favorite loaf to date. It transforms the delicious bread into an indulgent dessert that leaves people begging for more.
I had leftover Reese’s peanut butter cups sitting in my pantry after I made another favorite treat (Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies) as well as a few elderly bananas hanging out in my kitchen, and the rest is history. It’s a match made in heaven.
My bread was done right at the 50-minute mark, so start peeking in your oven for signs of doneness around the 45-minute mark. Wait 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan to avoid it crumbling into pieces and use a butter knife to help loosen the sides when you’re ready to remove it. This bread is amaaaaazing when served warm (that gooey chocolate!), so don’t wait too long! I threw a few peanut butter cup pieces on the top right after it came out of the oven for an extra touch of ooey-gooeyness.
Can you believe the end of August is upon us? This summer was so much fun, filled with tons of activity and people and vacation and swimming and family and I’m sad to say goodbye to it all. The other side of me, however, needs a mental rest and is ready for school to begin. Tell me what fun things YOU did this summer! I want to hear!
Enjoy this yummy bread and come back soon because I have a gigantic list of delicious recipes to unleash here on Pip and Ebby, as well as new videos, cooking tips and so much more! Thank you so much for being here and have a wonderful week, my friends.
Reese's Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 2 cups chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and
salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on
medium-low speed until just combined. Stir in the bananas and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading in an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and serving.