Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread
4 large bananas
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oats + additional for sprinkling on top
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup chocolate chips or peanut butter chips (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel the bananas and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown and bubbly. When cool, puree in a food processor.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk in oats until combined. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and banana until creamy and well combined. Beat in eggs until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until just combined. Stir in chips until combined.
Spread batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with oats, if desired. Bake 50-55 minutes or until well risen, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool on a wire rack.