Moist, tender, peanut butter stoked banana bread riddled with the cutest little chocolate peanut butter cups you've ever.....

♫♪♫♪ Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang. ♫♪♫♪

♫♪♫♪ Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang! ♫♪♫♪

A spell wielding witch doctor couldn't have conjured up a happier banana bread.  I mean, you know, I know, we all know, that banana bread is yummy, just the way it is.

Throw in a good wallop of creamy peanut butter and a seductively sweet little heap of tiny chocolate peanut butter cups and I guarantee you happiness, in a loaf pan. 

And many smiling monkeys.  Well, you know, that is, if you happen to have monkeys I do.....

**Thanks Cookies and Cups food blog for the great idea!**

SMILING MONKEY BANANA BREAD with Reese's minis - Makes 1 loaf

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large-ish, ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 210g (8 ounce) bag Reese minis peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Butter a regular (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch) loaf pan.

Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.  In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, on low speed, combine mashed bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla. Continue on low speed while adding dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.  Scrape down beater and mix in mini peanut butter cups with a wooden spoon.

Scoop batter into prepared loaf pan and bake until golden, for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.