DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BANANA BREAD SQUARES
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 12- 15 servings (*see note below on halving recipe)
2 cups white flours, 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 4 eggs (lightly beaten)
3-4 overripe bananas (about 2 cups, packed but not entirely mushed )
1 bar dark chocolate (something like 80% works nicely)
1 cup peanuts, 1/3 cup brown sugar, sprinkle of salt
Preheat your oven to 350. Whisk together all of your dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium-sized bowl. In a large bowl, cream together your butter (or coconut oil, I used half and half) with the brown sugar, then whisk in the eggs. Add the bananas to the wet mixture, squishing them between your fingers or with a fork to incorporate. Add half of the dry ingredients and mix until combined, then add the remaining half and repeat. Shave or chop your chocolate and lightly incorporate it into the bread mixture. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and add the mixture to it.
Crush your peanuts and mix them with brown sugar a salt. Sprinkle evenly over the top and pop it in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the top in golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
*If halving the recipe, bake it in a standard bread loaf tine for about 35- 45 minutes.