Have you ever stopped to consider how many perfect pairings there are with peanut butter?
- Peanut butter and banana
- Peanut butter and chocolate
- Peanut butter and jam
- Peanut butter and honey
- Peanut butter and celery and raisins
Peanut butter, you poly-amorous little minx! 😉
Let’s consider the first perfect pairing: peanut butter and banana. Peanut butter is one of my absolute Favourite Foods. Right up there with avocados, chocolate chips, and pie. I like to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter straight from the jar. You too?
Then you’ll definitely be with me in loving this Peanut Butter Banana Bread.
My very favourite 3-banana Banana Bread recipe is thrown together with a big scoop of peanut butter and sprinkled with a crunchy peanut topping. That’s when the magic happens. The result is a creamy, nutty breakfast loaf that will fly off your counter and into your tummy.
Your kids will love this Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe too! Just don’t send any to school because: peanuts (duh). (Kids’ lunches are so deprived these days! 😉 )
Have a happy peanut butter and banana love affair!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter crunchy or smooth
- 1 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- approx 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla, mashed bananas and peanut butter.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle chopped peanuts on top to garnish.
Bake loaf for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let bread cool in the pan for approx 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.