5/29/09

chocolate-peanut butter bread

copyright 2009 dawn finicane

When grocery shopping I'm amazed at how many food things consisting of the wonderful combo chocolate & peanut butter I go for. Sports bars, ice cream, muffins, cookies, etc... Seriously. I am also still floored everytime I go to Whole Foods and look at the energy bar section and see how many bars NEW bars there are with chocolate & pb combo. The latest find was a chocolate and spirilina bar! Yeah, pretty wild. I thought oh ick, this has to taste horrible. And with that said, I went ahead and bought one! LOL. To be honest it wasn't that bad. Granted it did not taste like a candy bar, but it did not taste like chocolate covered lawn clippings. It wasn't bad, really, and it was good for me. It had an ingredient list I could relate to (no chemical degree necessary to read it).
Well with all these constant cravings of things relating to the "chocolate and peanut butter family" I've always wanted to do a bread. Hence, my latest creation. This bread came out great. It's not that moist like a banana bread would be, but it truly did taste amazing when it was sliced, toasted with butter on top.

copyright 2009 dawn finicane

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bread
(inspiration from Dinners for a Year)
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¾ cup dark brown sugar
¾ cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1 TB vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted
4 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt

¾ cup of milk choco chunks (I wanted chunks of choco in here)
3 TB of melted butter +/-
Raw sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small bowl mix the buttermilk and eggs together. In another bowl sift the flours, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, cream sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla; add in the buttermilk & egg mixture. Then beat in the flour mixture; beat well until just combined.
By hand add in the milk chocolate chunks.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 50 - 55 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan 10 minutes before unmolding.
**note: on the last 30 minutes of baking I put a bit of melted butter on the top, then sprinkled some raw sugar chunks on the top of the bread, optional, but wonderful**

This recipe and photographs are copyrighted and the property of Dawn Finicane

62 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! Fabulous idea. Josh would love this treat!

    Glad the stretching exercises worked out for you!

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  2. Mmmm, this sounds so good. I love pb and chocolate.

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  3. This looks sooo good! And sounds good too. Did it have more of a PB cookie texture then? Regardless, seems like an amazing recipe that I may soon be trying! Love PB and chocolate.

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  4. Now you CAN'T POSSIBLY go wrong with this winning combo, Dawn. Ohhhhhhh I want to make this so bad...but I just had a bake-a-thon this morning. RATS! OK-the recipe will keep for another day......that won't be far off me thinks. :)

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  5. This looks fantastic Dawn. A whole loaf of bread! This could get me in a lot of trouble!

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  6. A classic flavor pairing that NEVER disappoints :-)

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  7. PB and chocolate. Two ingredients that go remarkable well together. Though I've never had the two together in bread, this is definitely worth a try.

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  8. I don't do bars, but I could certainly get on board with this bread. Holy cow!

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  9. My favourite combo too! The bread looks really dense and moist.

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  10. That's a combo that I can't get enough of!!! I'm loving your bread! I like how gooey it looks! Send me a slice Dawn!!!

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  11. Now that's an amazing loaf of bread - who doesn't LOVE peanut butter and chocolate together? :)

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  12. OMG....this looks so delicious. You know I LOVE chocolate chips. You have such an art with food!

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  13. wow what an incredible loaf!

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  14. Well definitely yes to butter on top!

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  15. Woman - you make me drool every time I visit your site...you rock Dawn.

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  16. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so addicted to pb and chocolate. I try not to buy Reese's because I can eat so many of those even though every time I get so nauseus after. Yummy creation Dawn!

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  17. The picture sure makes it look moist and that's good enough for me, this looks delicious!

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  18. Chocolate and peanut butter-proof God loves us! :)

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  19. give this a jelly secret center and you will have a gold mine!

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  20. Okay, you're KILLING me. I absolutely love peanut butter, but this addiction has added pounds and so i recently joined Weight Watchers. So far I am down 17 pounds, but I must admit that last night at my daughter's house I opened a jar of PB and took a deep, entrancing whiff. Didn't even need to eat any ... just the smell got me high. But I swear if you post any more peanut butter-chocolate combinations, all will be LOST. It looks SO GOOD.

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  21. Wonderful classic flavor combo Dawn. Send some down my way will ya?

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  22. Not a fan of the two together (gasp!) but I think it would be good without the chocolate and slathered with jam!

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  23. Simply one of the best food combos out there. YUM!!

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  24. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to stop lopping slices off this one :) Something for a midnight (or all-day, really) snack! Love the PB and C combo! ;)

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  25. Oh, this bread speaks to me. Yep, it's telling me that I need to run into the kitchen to make it right now. I think PB and chocolate are such a fabulous couple; so fun to be around! I can't wait to make this loaf, Dawn. Like I've said before, you're a genius!

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  26. YUM, but where is the coconut??? ;)

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  27. Holy Moly Rocky, I think I found true love. I will have to show Hermit Crab this-these are her two favorites!

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  28. Oh, yum. I love these kinds of breads...and chocolate...and peanut butter!

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  29. Mmm.... chocolate-peanut butter combination looks so good in this delicious bread! Excellent!

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  30. Whoa. Jeff would totally flip for this. I'm saving it for a time when I really need something from him!

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  31. Bananas do make quick-breads extra moist, but I find they don't keep very well, so sometimes I shy away from them because it stresses me out to have a ticking clock on my loafs! This PB and choco bread looks great! I can see myself slapping some PB on the toasted slice too :)

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  32. The kids (who are eating pb and fluff sandwiches for a snack as I type this) would love this bread! Winning recipe.

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  33. You, you, you! Listen, you are soon going to have to put a warning sign at the beginning of each post: proceed at your own risk.

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  34. This looks really, really good. My two most favorite ingredients in a bread!

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  35. Dawn this bread is great, and so healthful. If this baking thing of mine turns out successful, I'm definitely going to need your help.

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  36. LOVE this! Must try. And I've had a couple of chocolate spirulina bars DO taste like chocolate covered grass clippings! And damn, that taste sticks with me all day!

    But the bread--it looks fabulous!

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  37. wowzers! looks amazing!!

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  38. ya gots ta love that combination. and come on--butter on top? are you a fly on my wall? :)

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  39. Holy cow, that looks/sounds ridiculously good! I mean just beautiful!

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  40. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of the finest treats. Beautiful bread!

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  41. Lookin good! Loved how you kicked up Amy's recipe! The photo is beautiful too!

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  42. I would love a slice of this! I love the texture of the slice - you would have to hide it from me incase I ate the whole loaf.

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  43. Chocolate peanutbutter def is something special. I don't even care for chocolate, but you add that PB in there, and all is right with the world :)

    And I loved your Wayne's world comment. I knew as soon as I put that down, you'd be one of the few friends I have that would get that :)

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  44. Chocolate & PB is a combination that I can never get enough of! This bread looks so decadent and would be delicious for a late afternoon snack (ahem, right now!) :)

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  45. oh dawn...i am making this. i l-o-v-e peanut butter!

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  46. ah, choc and PB...it's classic. why mess with a classic?
    LOVE this bread!

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  47. Whats not to love? Choc and pb! Love this bread.

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  48. I'm such a big fan for Chocolate and PB. I would eat this treat in no time with a good cup of coffee :)

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  49. my love for peanut butter and chocolate just got a little bit stronger

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  50. Oh my, I can't believe I almost overlooked this! It's quite similar to my dark choc pb banana bread except I use pureed bananas. I gotta try this one.

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  51. Oh yes..the classic peanut butter and chocolate combo...to the rescue again.

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  52. This bread sounds so good! The chocolate peanut butter combo is so good. This would make a great breakfast!

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  53. That sounds like it could quite possibly be the best bread EVER! Chocolate and Peanut Butter?!? YUM!

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  54. You are killing me girl...with all of it! The muffin up there, the coconut pie down there...I can't take it!

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  55. It looks amazing and perfectly moist! If I have to have some chocolate I prefer it with peanut butter and some cold milk. Great job!
    ~ingrid

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  56. you really can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! but this looks heads and shoulders above any packaged goods from the store :)

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  57. what an amazing combination!

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  58. Peanut + Chocolate = YUMMM! This recipe is fabulous. I've got to make it, and I can just cut a slice of this bread for lunch without even having to spread peanutbutter and chocolate onto it!

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  59. Being a chocolate-peanut butter fanatic, I just fell in love. I'd take that bread over most anything edible right now. What a fabulous 'vessel' to incorporate peanut butter and chocolate in!

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  60. I had forgotten about this recipe. Time to put a loaf in the oven again.

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