Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

As I've mentioned before, the more varieties of banana bread you have to choose from, the better. At least in my opinion. And again, in my opinion, this is one of the best. Peanut butter and bananas? In a form that you can eat for breakfast? Yes, please.

You'll need your mixer for this, but it comes together quickly. Combine the bananas, yogurt,

butter, peanut butter,

and eggs in a large bowl. Beat until creamy. Add the sugar and brown sugar,

and mix until well combined. Then add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon

and allspice. Beat just until all the ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the chopped peanuts.

Transfer the batter to a greased loaf pan and bake for an hour or so until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Now for the really good part - the peanut butter glaze!! In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter

and milk. Whisk until smooth, then drizzle over the cooled bread.

This is a beautiful bread,

and it tastes as good (or better) than it looks. And the best part? It's a Cooking Light recipe. So you can eat several slices at a time...

One year ago: Caramel Apple Cookies
Two years ago: Portobello Spaghetti Risotto
Three years ago: Mixed Berry Coffeecake
Four years ago: Garlicky Shrimp and Spinach Pizza

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 small)
1/3 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. allspice
2 Tbsp. chopped dry-roasted peanuts

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

Beat together the bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, butter and eggs at medium speed until combined. Add sugars and beat until blended.

Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts. Scrape batter into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 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.

Recipe Source: Sweet Pea's Kitchen


  1. I think the glaze is what puts it over the top!

  2. I just made banana bread yesterday. My son would have loved the addition of peanut butter. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us on foodie friday.

  3. Dear Sara, This banana bread sounds and looks is one of my favorite treats in the morning. Found you through Foodie Friday. Come visit soon. Blessings, Catherine

  4. Hi Sara,
    Peanut Butter and Banana a combination I just love, your Bread looks awesome! Hope you are having a fun weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  5. What a delicious recipe, Sarah! I could definitely eat several slices at a time! I like the addition of the dry roasted peanuts. I'll be featuring this recipe in my Hearth and Soul post tomorrow :)

  6. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @


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