Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I am a total sucker for "creature comforts." I love big snuggly blankets, oversized flannel pajama pants, a nice warm, or cold beverage, and a good book to lose myself in. I look forward to the evenings after the kids have gone to bed to enjoy all of those. But sometimes during the day I'll take a moment or two to indulge in some "me time."
There is nothing better than a quiet cup of afternoon tea. The kids are preoccupied and I can sneak away and sip a cup, while enjoying a small snack. This peanut butter banana bread was a real treat, and I was very sad when it was eaten up.

 I'm already a big fan of banana bread, but what set this apart was the glaze. Oh my goodness, I've never had peanut butter glaze until this bread, but I would eat that stuff on just about anything.  The banana bread is not too sweet, with earthy undertones of peanut butter.  This is a bread that I would happily make again and again.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread 
Cooking Light August 2010

  • 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 3/4 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
  • Cooking spray
  • Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare bread, combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.

4. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.


Kim said...

Oh yes! I think I could devour more than my fair share of this. I doubt I'd have the restraint to hold back on the peanut butter glaze. My slice would just be covered...ha ha.

Lara said...

I love the PB and banana flavor combination. This looks like something my family would devour! :)

Debbie said...

This is a nice change from the usual banana bread. Sounds delicious!

Liz said...

Looks great but then again how could adding peanut butter to anything be bad? :)

Pam said...

I love big snuggly blankets and a good book too. I am also loving this peanut butter banana bread - YUM!

Velva said...

Peanut butter and banana...nice, nice flavor combination. I grew up eating banana bread and can appreciate thi version.


Carrian Cheney said...

ummmmm I need this. PB and banana are a secret favorite of mine. Genius I tell you.

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I can see why you would want to make this over and over again... looks so yummy!

Joanne said...

Peanut butter and banana bread were SO meant for each other! I'm really loving this.

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never had peanut butter glaze either. It looks like a heavenly snack.

Mary said...

Teresa, this really sounds delicious. I love the flavor combination and know it wouldn't last long in my kitchen. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

I bought bananas last week and didn't eat a single one. Now I know what to make with them!

Mary said...

This sounds other-worldly good. You can't go wrong with that combination. I hope all is well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rebecca Subbiah said...

this looks great great and I hear you on the cup of tea in the afternoon

Anonymous said...

nice post

Anonymous said...

OMG - Teresa, just took these out of the oven - they are amazing! I used crunchy peanut butter for the glaze, and subbed wheat germ for the flax.

I also made mini loaves - my husband, who can usually spot a "light" recipe, loved it!! Thanks!

Megan said...

My daughter has been on a PB&Banana kick lately and I'll have to make this bread for her. I love quick breads!

andrei jose said...

This sounds delicious. I wanna try this one. Thanks for this recipe. I love this blog!

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