Sunday, March 2, 2014

Double Choco Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Icing

This actually quite the same with my favorite choco banana bread recipe, but I make slight changes on the recipe and also add a little bit of twist with the peanut butter icing. For peanut butter lover, do not skip this icing as it paired perfectly to the banana bread. You can use any of your favorite peanut butter,  please note that the level of sweetness might be different. So, do have a taste first. 

As for the choco chips, I only use 1/2 cup as I don't want it to be too sweet that makes my teeth hurt :D sometimes I use chopped dark cooking chocolate, as it more gooey when it hot! Or even better, use chocolate couverture.

As for the taste, like any other recipe using buttermilk, yoghurt, sourcream etc, it is moist and dense. Even when you use only plain milk, it will still taste good eventhough the texture is more dense using yoghurt. And the type of banana has a strong contribution to the bread's smell. In Indonesia, we have soooo many varieties of banana, but for cakes, my favorite are ambon and raja. They smell wonderfull!  Make sure you use fully riped banana for better smell and taste.

Here's what you need  : 

1/2 cup of vegetable oil (I sometimes replace this with melted butter/canola oil)
1/2 cup white sugar
3medium size banana
1 egg
1/2 cup yoghurt (you can replace it with the same amount of buttermilk or sourcream)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1  1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup choco chips (you can add more if you like), and more for sprinkle 

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Icing:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup of powder sugar (do taste it first, as each brand of peanut butter might have different level of sweetness)
1/4 cup plain milk

Icing How To : 

- In a small bowl, microwave the peanut butter until it’s runny.
- Stir in the powdered sugar and milk.
The batter should be runny enough to be pour/drizzle with spoon.

How to : 
- Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius
- Grease your loaf pan with butter
- In a large bowl, cream the oil/ melted butter and sugar, mix in the mashed banana. Add in the egg, yoghurt,  and vanilla extract.
- Mix together cocoa powder, flour and baking soda until well combine. Puor it to the wet ingredients using strainer.  Mix all of the ingredients together until just combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake it for about 55 minutes, or until a toothpicks inserted comes out almost clean
- Let the bread cool completely.  
- Remove the bread from the pan.
- Pour the peanut butter mix ontop of the bread. Sprinkle some choco chips


  1. I bet this tastes really yummy Eliza :) Would love to try making this sometime in the future ♥

    1. indeed mba Anita, very yummy. One of my favorite banana cake :D Do let me know if u give it a try, will you? :)

  2. look so delicious, mak Liza.. :)
    really make me wanna icip-icip, hehhe

    1. Makasih mak Damae, enak pake banget ini :D monggo kalo mau icip2 lhooo

  3. Kapan yah bisa bisa kue enak kayak gini? >,<
    *nggak bakat di bidang kuliner*

    1. cobain dong mba dibuat, enak dan lumayan mudah kok :) gak perlu pake mixer lho :D

  4. I can mever resist chocolate.... oh man...!

    1. Neither do I, chocolate and matcha is my guilty pleasure. Btw mak, I just saved your comments from spam folder. How come its in that folder ya?