Thursday, January 3, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp

Say this three times fast:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp

Ok, I couldn't even type that three times in a row accurately, nevermind say it!

Creative boredom and overly ripe bananas got the best of me on New Year's night. See, I really can't stand overly ripe bananas or normally ripe bananas for that matter, I like them, well, slightly greenish to be honest. So, I pondered what I could do with those bananas, with what I had in the house before they went bad. It just pains me to throw food away if it can be avoided.

I thought of two yummy combinations with banana - peanut butter and chocolate (hey, even Elvis liked that combo). So I dreamt this little diddy up and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp was born. My husband really loved which is good since I really made it for him. (No desserts for me for awhile since I'm trying to shed a few pounds). I call this a 2-3 person portion - it didn't make a ton - so expect to increase the amount of ingredients if you want to make it for several people.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Crisp

2 to 3 ripe bananas cut into 1/2 inch slices

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup quick cooking oats

2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons flour

2 -3 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces

"Handful" semi-sweet chocolate chips (very precise cooking measurement, huh?)

Preheat oven to 350 (or in my case your toaster oven). Spray small baking dish with cooking spray. Mix banana slices and peanut butter in small mixing bowl and place in cooking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of banana mixture.

Combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in butter pieces until crumbly. Sprinkle oat mixture on top of bananas and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until bananas are soft and topping is "crisp-like" (yeah, that's another very precise and technical cooking term). Serve with whipped cream (or ice cream would be good too!).


EdibleEducation said...

bananas and chocolate are just a good combination any way you try it!

When I was a kid we'd make smores. Not the kind w/marshmallows/chocolate and graham wafer - but with a banana, marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Don't know if it was a 'real' recipe or where it came from - but it was good.

You slice a banana down the middle (still with the peel on)...scoop out some banana and replace with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Wrap in tin foil and place in the oven or on the BBQ grill till the innards are melted. Yum!

Robin said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)