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Reese’s Banana Bread Recipe

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Everyone is going to obsess over this Reese’s Banana Bread Recipe! It’s the perfect homemade bread recipe that is made for sharing!

Forget about savory bread and try this simple, sweet bread. It’s soft, tastes like bananas, and is topped with crumbles of Reese’s candy. What more could you want?

Is there such a thing as bad banana bread? I don’t think so, but adding Reese’s to the recipe makes it amazingly delicious.

I’ve made this for breakfast, brunch, and dessert, and it’s always a hit, no matter when it’s eaten!

Reese’s Banana Bread Recipe

If you’re a fan of the flavor of banana bread, then this bread recipe is just the icing on the cake. I love how the banana and candy bar flavors mesh perfectly, creating a unique recipe.

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You can also rest easy knowing that this baked loaf of bread is moist, delicious, and loaded with flavor. I’ve never had anyone not ask for another slice of this bread – so I think that is pretty telling!

Why not bake up a loaf the next time you crave a sweet treat? It’s a fun and simple recipe that easily hits all those flavor notes!

What is the best way to keep bread moist once baked?

Proper storage is essential to maintaining the moisture in bread after baking. Begin by allowing the bread to cool completely on a wire rack to prevent condensation from building up within the packaging.

Once cool, wrap the bread tightly in foil or cling wrap, or place it in an airtight container to lock in the freshness. For those planning to keep the bread moist over a few days, consider slicing it and freezing it in sealed bags, taking out portions as needed, and thawing at room temperature.

Remember that bread boxes and bags designed for storage can also effectively retain moisture and prevent the bread from drying out too quickly.

Avoid refrigeration as it tends to dry bread out faster due to the dehydrating effects of circulating air inside the fridge.

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Can I freeze baked sweet bread?

Baked sweet bread is easy to freeze and can retain its taste and texture if properly stored. Before freezing, ensure the bread has cooled entirely after baking to prevent condensation and ice crystal formation.

Wrap it snugly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, then place it in a heavy-duty freezer bag to ward off freezer burn and odor absorption. Sweet bread can last in the freezer for up to three months, making it a convenient, make-ahead treat.

When you’re ready to enjoy it, thaw it at room temperature. A quick stint in the oven or microwave should do the trick if you like it warm.

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Reese's Banana Bread Recipe

Reese’s Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Reese's Banana Bread Recipe is a quick and easy dessert bread that offers loads of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips (this can be optional)

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Crushed Reese's Pieces candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a bread loaf pan and then place it to the side.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set it aside.
  4. Beat the sugars and melted butter in a large bowl until fluffy and light. This will take about 2 minutes.
  5. Beat in the egg and bananas until there are no big banana lumps.
  6. Beat in the milk and vanilla and then beat in the dry ingredients.
  7. Stir the the peanut butter chips or the Reese's candy.
  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and place in the oven.
  9. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a clean inserted toothpick comes out with batter.
  10. Let the bread cool entirely before adding the frosting.
  11. To make the frosting, combine the powdered icing sugar, milk, and peanut butter.
  12. Spread the frosting on top of the cooled bread, then sprinkle on the crushed candies.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/18/2024

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