Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Yum. I love anything with banana's. Banana cream pie, banana yogurt, regular banana bread. This is a different version of banana bread but it almost makes it taste more amazing than it already does. The glaze is perfect. Not too sweet and not too plain. And it almost melted into the bread, making the bread even more moist than it already was.

I wasn't originally planning on making this recipe, but it almost jumped out at me because it was a little different. And it's healthy too. Andd super easy to make. And you know what the best part is?There wasn't many dishes left over at the end. Yay for banana bread!

Peanut butter Banana Bread
recipe from cookinglight
For the bread:
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup plain fat free yogurt
1/3 cup peanut butter (i used the crunchy kind)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts
Cooking spray
For the Glaze:
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fat free skim milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.

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

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 and beat until just blended. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove bread from pan, cool.

To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.
Yield: 16 servings.


  1. Yum! Looks amazing! I love banana bread. Or really almost any kind of quick bread xD

    Btw, you are a truely wonderful person... your support on my blog means so much. It honestly has helped me an incredible amount lately. It's so nice when the ED voice gets loud to have someone else tell you that it's ok to eat. It's hard doing it alone, but your support has helped me so much. You are a wonderful, beautiful person :)

  2. Adding peanut butter to anything is a good idea in my book! This sounds really good!

  3. Yum yum yum! I've made a lot of banana breads in my day, but never a peanut butter banana bread! I'm going to have to save this for my recipe book!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge
    Herb Chopper Giveaway!

  4. I saw this in Cooking Light and have been dying to make it- yours looks fabulous!

  5. Oh with two of my favorite ingredients how could I possible NOT bookmark this! YUM! Thanks for sharing :)

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. Looks GREAT! I loved that Cooking Light article, and I am glad to hear the recipe is worth the effort!

  7. Wow...this bread looks yummy and it's from cooking light. Thanks for sharing this recipe.