There are many perfect food marriages that exist.
Chocolate chip cookies and milk.
Apple pie and vanilla ice cream.
Hot cocoa and marshmallows.
Pancakes and maple syrup.
The list goes on and on. Is it just me or does peanut butter go with everything?
It really, really does. I'm starting to wonder if people are as addicted to it as I am. It always sounds good.
Peanut butter and jelly sammiches.
Peanut butter crackers.
Peanut butter and honey.
One of my favorite peanut butter marriages is peanut butter, banana and chocolate. Try it if you haven't already.
I first had this combination, a few years ago, in a frozen coffee drink: espresso blended with chocolate, peanut butter, banana, milk and ice. Best. Drink. Ever. After class I'd stop at the coffee house every day to have one. It's a good drink to sip on while you pretend to read a book but are secretly people-watching. Such as the homeless woman that used to sit on the couch and sleep while holding a tiny bag of Doritos she bought. Or the hunched-over old man who spent ten minutes hogging the cream and sugar for his coffee, getting it just to his liking.
Try this peanut butter-chocolate chip banana bread recipe and I guarantee you'll never use your old banana bread recipe again. This bread isn't dense and soggy like most banana bread recipes, and it's more flavorful with the addition of peanut butter and chocolate chips, and a sprinkling of raw sugar on top.
Look at those big chocolate chips! Those are Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips. How can I go back to normal-sized chocolate chips again?
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