Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Candied Bacon

Peanut-Butter-Banana-Bread Candied bacon

There’s nothing better than a good banana bread as the holiday season approaches. But this peanut butter banana bread is especially special because it comes equipped with candied bacon. And for the holiday enthusiasts, you can evolve this recipe if you decide to make turkey bacon after Thanksgiving. This is one scrumptious banana bread that will have people talking.

Ingredients:

Candied Bacon

  • 6 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Banana Bread:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Start by making candied bacon.
  3. Combine maple syrup, light brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix together.
  4. Generously rub each slice of bacon with the maple syrup mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Lay strips of bacon on a cooling rack; set the cooling rack over a baking sheet. You might want to cover the baking sheet with foil so that you don’t ruin it.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until caramelized.
  7. DO NOT TURN OFF THE OVEN
  8. Let the bacon cool, then roughly chop.
  9. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  10. Using a spoon, in a large mixing bowl mix together the melted butter and the mashed bananas.
  11. Mix in the beaten egg, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla.
  12. Continue to stir with the spoon while gradually adding in the flour mixture; mix until well incorporated.
  13. Fold in the chopped candied bacon.
  14. Pour mixture into a greased 4×8-inch loaf pan.
  15. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  16. Cool, then remove it from the pan to serve.

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