Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread
from Piece of Cake
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup hot water
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup (about 2 large) mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×5″ loaf pan with cooking spray and line with an 8″ (approximately) strip of parchment paper. This will create a sleeve to make removing the loaf easier.
To make chocolate syrup: whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup, water, and salt in small pot. Set over medium-high heat and bring to just a simmer. Stir occasionally until the syrup is smooth. remove from heat and set aside to cool.
To make bread: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter and butter until creamy. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each egg.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, sour cream/yogurt and vanilla. Beat into butter mixture. Reduce mixer speed to low and stir in dry ingredients until just a few streaks of flour remain. Stop the mixer and add the chocolate chips, gently folding the batter until everything is incorporated.
Transfer about 1/3 of the batter to a medium bowl. Add the chocolate syrup to the medium bowl and stir until well-blended.
Spread half of the banana batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with half of the chocolate batter. Use a spoon to swirl the batter. Repeat with second half of both batters.
Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick comes with a few moist crumbs, about 65-75 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove loaf from pan to cool completing on a wire cooling rack. Cut into slices and enjoy!!