Something that might surprise a few of you: there is only one food I won’t eat. Bananas. Ever since I was a young child, they are the only food my body can’t handle. I’ve tried many a time to rekindle our relationship, attempting to eat bananas in many guises, but it never worked. Banana bread, however, I’ve always admired and longed to enjoy. Soft, squidgy and sweet, it’s all the things I love, so I was determined to find a way to make a loaf that I love.
It goes without saying that peanut butter makes everything better, so incorporating spoonfuls into my batter, which I make by sautéing the bananas in butter and sugar to caramelise and soften them, was always going to be a hit. I didn’t quite realise how much of a hit though; I was thrilled that I’d made a loaf including banana that I actually enjoyed eating, but my housemates RAVED about this cake. It’s moist and sticky, buttery and chocolatey with notes of caramel running through the whole thing.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread