Word on the street is that I post quite a few recipes with peanut butter.

You probably haven’t noticed.

But this recipe is better. This recipe contains one of the best combinations known to man: chocolate, peanut butter and banana.

Only taking a close second to bacon and chocolate.

This is a banana bread to end all banana breads.

And it has whole wheat flour! And brown sugar. You know, the healthy kind of sugar? Since it’s brown? Kind of like brown bread. Or brown flour. Or brown brownies.

Just ignore me.

All I’m saying is that you can eat lots.

And as usual, make sure you cut super thick slices. Slices already have a set limit of calories. One slice fits all. Make it a big one.

Especially if the top is covered in raw turbinado sugar, because then it’s reallllly crunchy. I might have eaten just the top off of half the loaf because, well… I do things like that.

Love, love, love this bread. I was a little nervous using all whole wheat flour, but it made the bread perfectly dense and delicious. It’s not too sweet either. Which is highly unusual for me, so I apologize. Not sure what’s gotten into me this week, except for six replays of Now and Then, and an outrageous amount of bacon, sprinkles and whipped cream vodka.

Just kidding on that last one. Sort of.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

makes one loaf

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4-5 large ripe bananas, mashed

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour [or all purpose flour]

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup peanut flour [99.9% sure this can be omitted if you don’t have it]

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup milk [I used vanilla almond milk, any kind will work]

1 cup chocolate chips

raw turbinado sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, cocoa, peanut flour, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Cream butter and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add bananas and mix. Add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined. Stir in milk, adding more one tablespoon at a time if batter is not wet enough. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter. Cover the top with course sugar for garnish. Bake for 50 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean.

What can I say? I like some peanut butter with my peanut butter.