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

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients:

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 unsalted 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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
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.
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.
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.
To make the peanut butter glaze, in a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bread.

198 calories per serving

Source: Cooking Light, October 2010

36 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Bread”

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 13, 2011 @ 8:33 am

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

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    Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) — April 13, 2011 @ 8:51 am

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

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    simplynutritiouskate — April 13, 2011 @ 9:01 am

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

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — April 13, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    Oh yum! That looks insanely delicious!!

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    briarrose — April 13, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    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. :)

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    Angie Walker — April 13, 2011 @ 9:24 am

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

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    Jill @ Dulce Dough — April 13, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Looks so good! I love the peanut butter glaze!

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    Byn — April 13, 2011 @ 10:56 am

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

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — April 13, 2011 @ 10:57 am

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

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    freshandfoodie — April 13, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    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.

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    Jenny — April 13, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Omg that bread looks incredible! Love the pb glaze :D

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 13, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

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

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    Jenny (VintageSugarcube) — April 13, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

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

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    Caroline — April 13, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

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

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    happywhennothungry — April 13, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

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

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    muppy — April 13, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    this sounds amazing!! what a great idea, mmmmmmmmm

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — April 13, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    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. :-)

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    Sara — April 14, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    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!

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    Lena — April 14, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    this looks fabulous!!aarghh…the glaze!!

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    Anita Menon — April 14, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    sensational banana bread with peanut butter. Super like!!

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    This Italian Family — April 15, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Oooh PB + Banana + Bread = Fabulous idea! :)

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    Jason — April 16, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    Weird combo but I bet its good.

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    Ruth — April 17, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    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.

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    sophistimom — April 19, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

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

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    lindsey — April 19, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    Oh man, this looks fabulous!

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    womensbiz — May 5, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    That loaf looks awesome! I love banana bread!

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    Katie — September 20, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    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 replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

      Katie,
      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 replied: — September 21st, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

        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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    The Blissful Baker — June 19, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    Looks amazing! Could I substitute PB2 or peanut flour?

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    lindsay @ mommy's sweet confessions — October 15, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    I just made a double batch of this (yep, that’s how confident I am that your recipes ALWAYS ROCK!) and it is by far the best banana bread I have ever had. I did not have flax meal, so I subbed almond meal, and it was still awesome. Thank you for yet another mind blowing recipe!

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