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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Bananas and chunky peanut butter complement each other in this quick bread, which bakes to a beautiful golden brown. It's a fun change of pace from typical banana breads.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf ban. Bake at 350° for 70-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (8 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 497 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein .

Reviews for Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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ms11145
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"The peanut butter smell while baking just about drove me to distraction. The peanut butter flavor is mild so I might up the PB next time. I do love the texture of this bread. I only purchase creamy peanut butter so that it was I had to use. The crunchy PB would definitely add to it."

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copperftg
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"Seemed a little thick but baked up perfectly. Nice touch of PB."

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floresmm
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"sounded good, but was pretty tasteless/bland"

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Minai
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"I personally consider myself a seasoned baker. After trying this recipe, my only disappointment was that there was not enough peanut butter flavor. I used PB2 in the recipe in place of peanut butter or peanut butter spreads. This recipe came out more cake-like, which I enjoyed, and did not have any issues with the texture after baking."

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Metrocookbookdivany
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"This sounded like a great combo but flavor was disappointing. I used vegetable oil in place of butter but didn't get the same moist texture as other oil based recipes. This was dry and fell short on flavor. I probably would not make again, though maybe the butter would have worked better. The most reliable quick bread recipes I use call for a 325 over and 1.20 baking time. Would strongly recommend this adjustment to bakers interested in trying this recipe."

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Mcarey0827
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015 Edited Aug. 26, 2015

"I added some vanilla and a splash of vegetable oil. Added chocolate chips. Baked for 1 hour. This does have a weird texture before baking. Once you cut it the bread is hard as a rock."

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ryansaunt12
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"This was very good"

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keiffmaily
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Just made this for my family it is wonderful!! will make again"

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mbaulch
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"OK...it had an odd texture. I probably won't make this again."

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Bajaspeed
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"Okay taste. I used creamy peanut butter. Next time I think I will use the chnuncky peanut butter instead."

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Joscy
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I'm a peanut butter-aholic, uou might say, so after making/cooling this bread, I smear even more peanut butter on my own slice. Doesn't get any better than that!!"

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Cupcake_k9
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"I made this and added a handful of mii chocolate chips. Yummy! My son liked it with some nutella on it. A nice twist on banana bread"

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Nanakdl
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"Ok i used three very ripe bananas,i added one teaspoon vanillia and one teaspoon

ciniamon,and baked them in muffin size for 20 min,I can cook I cannot spell. but this was good."

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evolunze
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"I love it"

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mdtovornik
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Don't know what they are talking about burning came out fine at 70 minutes being done. Made the house smell great."

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EileeenZ
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Replace oil with an equal amount of applesauce"

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yvonne chauvin
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I noticed that sme people used apple sauce in the recipes how much apple sauce do you use in replace of the fats and oils"

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wendyellis
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This smelled wonderful, but the same thing happened to me as the others - with 20 minutes left on the 70-minute timer, I checked it and it was burned!!! I'm so disappointed."

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kitzer
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Yes, what could be better than peanut butter and bananas!!

Certainly NOT this recipe! The crust was well overdone at the 60 minute mark, while Ms. Toothpick said not!!
Turned the oven down and waited until TP said 'almost'! Removed and waited!
It was brick hard on the outside, dry on the inside, with the exception being this 'tunnel of batter' running through the center!
I did try to salvage the edible parts by cutting off the crust and hollowing out the center! That left about 2 bites per thick slice.
Total disappointment!!
Kitzer"

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NanaLovesCB
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"Moist and peanut buttery!"

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lurky27
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Tasted bland. I even used 3 bananas instead of 2. Not worth making.

~ Theresa"

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lacerbeam
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I would add 3 bananas instead of 2. It needs more banana flavor."

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yippykiyi
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Just a great bread and so moist. I use applesauce instead of oil or butter. Really, really a good tasting bread."

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yippykiyi
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"This is so cool, the only thing I changed was I always use applesauce instead of oil or butter. Many years of doing that. Very good recipe & I will make it again. Thank you all for the recipe.."

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bethstrick
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"This recipe smelled AMAZING while cooking, but at 60 minutes in the oven it started to smell burnt. Checked it...totally burnt! I think the time needs to be adjusted on this recipe. I've never burned anything in my life!!!!"

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annikins03
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I made these into muffins and made a few substitions--creamy peanut butter (I prefer it to chunky), applesauce instead of butter, and flax seed w/ water instead of eggs. They were moist and delicious!"

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AmandaArelene
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"I added choc. chips to the recipe, I should have reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. Also, the peanut butter flavor was lacking! My hubby liked it anyways...he likes everything I make! ;)"

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Generals
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"I made this for my mother who loves pb with bananas. i thought it was good but u taste the pb as an after taste. i thought the batter was thick so i split it in half and made 2 loaves and cut the cooking time in half. inside was moist and outside not burnt!"

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grandmajab209
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"it is not to diabetic friendly,so i will use sugar twin for sugar & half the flour will be whole wheat, & add sugar free chocolate chips."

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Laureli65
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"This recipe is easy and delicious. Even my very picky son likes it. After tasting it, everyone thought it could use chocolate chips, so next time I made it, I added the chips and it's even better. I did decrease the cooking time to 65 minutes and it still gets too well done on the outside. Next time will try 60 minutes."

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madamadam59
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"I cook at an assisted living ctr and needed a new recipe to try using ripe banans. The residents loved it and they want me to make it again. It was moist and very tasty."

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Linda2222
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Delicious and a great way to use ripe bananas!"

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kronic6875
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"The flavor is good, one of my favorite combinations. I used a silicone loaf pan, and it took the full 70 minutes to cook through, the outside did not burn, but it came out a little dry. Going to add an additional egg next time and see if it will come out a little moister."

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azneongirl
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"The outside was burned with more than 15 minutes left on the timer, but the inside was yummy!"

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crabbit
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"This turned out terrible. Outside burns before inside is done. Even tasted yucky. Would not make this again."

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