I really needed something sweet the other night and had a couple bananas lying around on the counter looking bored and starting to spot. Perfect. Spotted bananas are the always the beginning to something good, aren't they? In this case it's banana bread, I made mini loves but you could so muffins or an 8 inch loaf. Up to you. These are not very sweet, if you like a sweeter quick bread add more agave or when serving, drizzle with more. (Drizzling with more is better!)
Makes 1 loaf or 8 mini loaves or 12 muffins.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
2 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup agave
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan and set aside.
In a bowl, mash banana with peanut butter. Stir in olive oil, agave, egg and vanilla. Mix well. In another bowl, whisk baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder until evenly combined. I sifted my cocoa powder in to avoid lumps. Fold all flour mixture into banana batter. Stop folding once all combined. (lumps are ok but no streaks of flour. If batter is over mixed once flour is added, the bread will be tough.)
Spoon into prepared pan and bake, 15 to 17 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool on rack.