June 9, 2013

23*52 Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Bread (or: A tribute to Elvis)

Brace yourselves. This post will reveal how my mind works sometimes.
From overripe bananas to Elvis.
I hope you can handle it.

"Could turn those overripe bananas into a banana bread. Haven't made one in a while.
Ooh, and add some of those yummy peanut butter chips.
Wait - bananas and peanut butter. Elvis. Let's add bacon.
Let's google banana peanut butter bacon bread."

And this is what I found:

Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Bread
Adapted from How Sweet It Is

10 slices bacon, chopped
360 g (2 1/2 cups) flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
120 g (2/3 cup) loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
113 g (1/2 cup) butter, melted
85 g (1/3 cup) peanut butter
4 tablespoons bacon 'oil' from cooking the bacon
4 ripe bananas, mashed
80 ml (1/3 cup) milk
45 g (1/4 cup) peanut butter chips
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Cook bacon in a skillet. When crispy, remove from skillet and let drain on paper towel. Leave the bacon 'oil' in the skillet for later.
  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Whisk together egg and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract, butter, peanut butter, and bacon 'oil'. Then add banana mash and milk and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients. Fold in bacon and peanut butter chips.
  • Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.
My modifications:
I added the peanut butter chips. And I had to use regular bacon (not thick cut) because you just don't get thick cut in Switzerland or Germany. And I used peanut puree which is just peanuts with no sugar or anything else added.

The taste:
You can't taste the bacon as much as I hoped you would. Maybe I would use a bit more next time (but not too much more). And I think I would try using just 2 cups of flour to make it bit more moist. It's not really dry but could still use a little less flour, I think. But it sure is very yummy!

Have you ever baked or cooked anything that is associated with a celebrity?

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