1/2cup (packed)brown sugar(light or dark brown sugar)
3medium sizeoverripe bananas, peeled and mashed (with some small chunks)the mashed bananas should equal 1-1/4 heaping cups
For the Streusel:
1tablespoonchunky peanut butter
For the Banana Bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch loaf pan with butter. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, canola oil, milk and the egg.
Beat the ingredients together.
To the mixing bowl, add mashed bananas. Beat all of the ingredients just long enough so that the batter becomes thin enough to pour (about 2 minutes).
To the greased loaf pan, add the batter. Set aside.
For the Streusel:
To a medium size microwavable bowl, add butter. Warm the butter in a microwave for 20 seconds.
To the bowl with melted butter, add flour, brown sugar and peanut butter. Mix and mash the ingredients together until the mixture turns into crumbles.
Depending on the consistency of the peanut butter that's used, a little more flour may need to be added to get a crumble texture.
For the Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Streusel:
Using a spoon, sprinkle streusel evenly on top of the banana bread batter.
Use the back of the spoon to lightly pack the streusel into the batter just a little bit.
Bake in a preheated oven until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (about 65 to 70 minutes).
Let the bread cool just enough to handle the bread pan; use a knife to loosen the bread from the sides of the pan and carefully remove the bread from the pan. The streusel should stick to the top of the bread.
Let cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing. Serve warm or chilled.
The most important tip for making this recipe is the same one with all recipes that have eggs in them...never crack an egg over food. It's a good idea to crack each egg in a separate bowl first before adding it in with other ingredients (or in with other eggs). This way, if the egg is bad (i.e. smells off or bad, or is discolored), it can be discarded before contaminating other ingredients.