Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Bread


I ran across this wonderful, tender bread on Sweet Pea's Kitchen.  I modified the recipe a bit...it's a compulsion.  ;)  This loaf originally had a lovely peanut butter glaze....I omitted this step since I was making it just for me....if I were sending it out like I normally do I'd have glazed away happily.  ;)

I think the only change I would make would be to reduce the sugar and brown sugar down to 1/3 cup each...I think that would be plenty of extra sweetener. 


Peanut Butter Banana Bread

1 1/2  cups mashed banana
1/3  cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/3  cup creamy natural peanut butter
3  tbls oil
2  eggs
1/2  cup sugar
1/2  cup brown sugar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4  cup  ground flax
3/4  tsp  baking soda
1/4  tsp  salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8  tsp allspice

Beat together the bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, oil, and eggs until well mixed. Add sugars.  Mix in both flours, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Beat just until blended.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 60 to 70 minutes.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.




Beautiful slices...if only I remembered the Nutella tucked in the cabinet and slathered some on.

44 comments:

  1. ohhhh does this look delish....love peanut butter & banana combo, and perfect thought about the nutella!

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  2. Oh I think that would just be SOOO good! And then to add the nutella? Total winner right here

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  3. Banana bread with peanut butter! wow I bet it tastes heavenly!

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  4. Can never have enough banana bread. So good!

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  5. Brilliant! I love PB and bananas, so why not in bread?? Love it.

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  6. i love the color of this bread! it looks so rich. nutella smeared on is a brilliant concept, hah. thanks for sharing, loves it :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm not big on peanut butter and banana, but Dudette and Hubby will sit together and just put one on the other and much happily that way. They would adore this (which means I definitely have to give it a try!). Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. Peanut butter and banana... just about two of my most favorite things in the world! This bread sounds fantastic. My stomach is rumbling for some breakfast right now, and I would give and arm and a leg for a slice of this.

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  9. I love banana bread and addition of peanut butter is just plus in my book! Lovely recipe!

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  10. I've been wanting to try this! Looks delicious!

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  11. What a great combination and so very moist. I like this without the glaze too...a perfect treat!

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  12. Love all of the flavors in your bread! I think this would make a great breakfast!

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  13. Looks wonderful! I made this, almost exact recipe at Christmas to give teachers and family for presents - everyone loved it!

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  14. I am a peanut butter and banana fan. My family thinks it's yucky, but that only means more for me. Love this and look forward to making it.

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  15. have some bananas frozen right now so i am ready to bake :-)

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  16. Yay, this has flax seed in it. Finally I could eat this and get my needed flax. Can I use greek yogurt?

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  17. bananas are like magic in desserts, makes everything so moist! I just used some in an ice cream (post coming up tonight). All you need now is to fry the bread and Elvis would be so happy!

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  18. Mmmm....fantastic bread! It is my favourite sandwich all in one loaf of bread! Looks wonderful!

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  19. Briarrose....

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  20. I love peanut butter and banana on a sandwich, so I think that they would be amazing in a cake.

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  21. This is amazing. I love it! PEanutbutter banana...my FAVORITE sandwich when I was a little girl. Add some honey and I'm in heaven. Wonderful concept. I must try this!

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  22. I have some overly ripe banana's sitting in my kitchen right now waiting to be baked... Just might have to give this a try!! Yum!

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  23. This is a great use of extra banana! YUM!

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  24. Greek yogurt would work fine.

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  25. I love banana bread, but I've never thought to add peanut butter! Delicious!

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  26. Peanut butter & banana... Sounds great and looks very good! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  27. My husband would go ga-ga for this. PB and bananas are two of his favorites. Wonderful recipe. : )

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  28. I think peanut butter and banana bread would be a huge hit with my family. Banana bread doesn't last long around here.

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  29. Oh, how I love banana bread! Your version sounds like a fbulous option...might have to whip some up for finals week.

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  30. yummy addition of peanut butter in the banana cake
    delicious
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  31. banana bread with peanut butter?! Oh my...hello yumminess!

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  32. The color looks so beautiful. Banana is one of my fav fruit so I am gonna try this.

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  33. What a great combo! Love the adjustment you've made, looks perfect and yummy...

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  34. wow...looks so yummy n sooper soft..love d flavors..
    Chanced upon your space while blog hopping..great space you have with rich recipe collections..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  35. Two of my favorites in one loaf - yum!

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  36. Nutella slathered on top would have been amazing! But still, this looks absolutely awesome anyway! Love the peanut butter banana combo.

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  37. This sounds so delicious. I love peanut butter and bananas together. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  38. I love trying variations on banana bread. Peanut butter sounds great in it!

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  39. PB and bananas were meant to be together. This sounds super yummy.

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  40. I have never had peanut butter in my banana bread. A friend tweeted this recipe so I am looking forward to trying it.

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