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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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
  • Makes
    1 loaf (8 slices)

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf ban. Bake at 350° for 70-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 497 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • johanna
    Jan 21, 2017

    I have made this recipe 4 times as of right now the 4th is in the oven I use 3 or 4 bananas instead of two (I love the extra banana flavor) I also use margarine instead of butter. The texture of the bread is perfect for me mine comes out a bit dense but I also use a small loaf pan. Its perfectly moist for me and after I cut into it I wrap it in foil and keep it at room temp and it stays good for up to two weeks, but I usually eat it before then. My favorite way to enjoy this bread is with a little bit of cream cheese on it. All in all this is a fantastic recipe that I use whenever I have bananas that are about to go bad.

  • ms11145
    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.

  • copperftg
    Apr 10, 2016

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

  • floresmm
    Nov 12, 2015

    sounded good, but was pretty tasteless/bland

  • Minai
    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.

  • Metrocookbookdivany
    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.

  • Mcarey0827
    Aug 19, 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.

  • ryansaunt12
    Jun 10, 2015

    This was very good

  • keiffmaily
    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • mbaulch
    Oct 12, 2014

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