Elvis Banana Bread Recipe
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Elvis Banana Bread Recipe

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As a toddler, my son loved bananas, so we always had them in the house. We didn't always eat them all before they were too ripe, so we experimented beyond basic banana bread. That’s how we came up with Elvis bread! —Liz Somppi, Greenfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 227 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk bananas, eggs, peanut butter, applesauce, oil and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Transfer to three 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled loaves in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each loaf on high for 60-75 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: 3 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Originally published as Elvis Banana Bread in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2014

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debpenns User ID: 5553562 247431
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"I'm going to give it a 5 star it was very good but after reading recipe i did adjust the baking time to less, and put the dough in 4 small pans it rose up great"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 243135
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"Beetlybug check the freshness of your leaveners, that can certainly play a role in how your quickbreads rise."

beetlybug User ID: 8759213 243093
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Horrible, we had to throw it out, it did not rise at all and had the consistency of a brick."

lsomppsia User ID: 6671484 224273
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Made the recipe as is except with some crumbled crispy bacon over the top before baking. Delicious!"

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