Peanut Butter Banana Bread

 Moist and delicious Peanut Butter Banana Bread is an excellent breakfast choice for those on the run. Peanut butter, bananas and peanuts are whipped together to create a nutty spin on the traditional banana bread. Doesn’t this make you want to run into the kitchen right this second and bake this incredible bread? If it doesn’t, it should! I mean come on, just look at that peanut butter glaze just dripping off of this bread! Would you believe me if I told you that this recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine? It did…so go ahead and have another slice! 😉 When this bread graced the cover of Cooking Light magazine a few months ago I knew immediately it would be a hit. Ground flaxseed, creamy peanut butter and chopped peanuts are baked right into this bread giving it a nice nutty flavor. Dare I say it is one of my favorite banana bread recipes? I think I need to go smear some strawberry jam on one of these slices right now. Mmmmmm…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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For the Bread:

  • 1 1/2  cups  mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3  cup  plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/3  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 6.75  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4  cup  ground flaxseed
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped dry-roasted peanuts
For the Peanut Butter Glaze:

  • 1/3  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  1% low-fat milk
  • 1  tablespoon  creamy peanut butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, butter and eggs at medium speed until combined. Add sugars and beat until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth surface with a rubber spatula.
  4. Bake until top is golden and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 5 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  5. To make the peanut butter glaze, in a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bread.

Source: Cooking Light, October 2010

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35 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  1. oh my, delicious!!!! pb + banana is my favorite combo heehee.

  2. Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) says:

    Oooh yum! I’m sure my boys will love that! Do u think it will bake well muffin tins?

  3. I LOVEE frosting and this pb banana bread looks amazing esp slathered with some peanut butter warm out of the oven mmm!

  4. Oh yum! That looks insanely delicious!!

  5. briarrose says:

    This look sooooo good. Definitely must try this out. Between the little bit of crunch from the nuts and the lovely frosting…just can’t resist. 🙂

  6. Angie Walker says:

    This next time banana bread is made in my house, this one is definitely going to be tried. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Looks so good! I love the peanut butter glaze!

  8. Byn says:

    peanut butter + bananas are one of my favourite combinations! do you remember how many bananas you used to make up 1 1/2 cups?

  9. Yum! I love peanut butter and banana. I have tired bananas right now…

  10. Yay! Look at that glaze! So awesome. I pretty much make the same banana bread all the time, but I think I’ll give this one a whirl next.

  11. Jenny says:

    Omg that bread looks incredible! Love the pb glaze 😀

  12. This looks delicious, I would make it immediately if Passover didn’t start in a few days…

  13. I don’t think a bread could get any more delicious than that one!!

  14. Caroline says:

    Christina, this looks absolutely fantastic! Peanut butter and banana are a dangerously delicious combination.

  15. Wow this looks amazing! I’ve actually made this bread from Cooking Light and it’s def a keeper. Nice job!

  16. muppy says:

    this sounds amazing!! what a great idea, mmmmmmmmm

  17. looks so good. pb & banana is such a classic combo, i love it. my mom often makes banana bread, I’ll need to find a way to incorporate the pb.
    gorgeous pics christina.

  18. Sara says:

    Why, yes, I do want to go bake this right now. This looks so delicious – perfect plain, or perhaps more indulgently in french toast or bread pudding! Yum!

  19. Lena says:

    this looks fabulous!!aarghh…the glaze!!

  20. Anita Menon says:

    sensational banana bread with peanut butter. Super like!!

  21. Oooh PB + Banana + Bread = Fabulous idea! 🙂

  22. Jason says:

    Weird combo but I bet its good.

  23. Ruth says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Perfect fuel for my banana bread obsession. I just made an apple-banana bread last week, and now I’m itching to make this one.

  24. sophistimom says:

    What a great idea! I would never have thought of putting peanut butter with banana bread!

  25. lindsey says:

    Oh man, this looks fabulous!

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  27. womensbiz says:

    That loaf looks awesome! I love banana bread!

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  29. Katie says:

    So I JUST finished making this. It is great!! But, as I followed the directions, I realized that there’s nothing about when to add the sugar/brown sugar that are listed in the ingredients. I’m going to make it again, hopefully with sugar this time!

    • Christina says:

      I just checked the ingredient list and directions and the step to add sugar is at the end of step two, “Add sugars and beat until blended.” Hopefully you will give it another try…it is one of my favorite recipes! 🙂

      • Katie says:

        Wow I have no idea how I missed it! I even reread it 4 or 5 times after I was done cooking! Will try it again with sugar, although without them it still tastes good 🙂

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  33. Looks amazing! Could I substitute PB2 or peanut flour?

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