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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I make peanut butter banana sandwiches all the time. I though, why not take it to the next level, and make peanut butter banana bread?

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Here’s my creation, and it’s quite yummy, if I say so myself!


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

7 ripe bananas, fork mashed

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

4 eggs, slightly beaten

3 cups whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup peanut butter chips


Makes two loaves or 2-3 dozen muffins.

  1. Cream the butter and sugar. Blend in the mashed bananas, vanilla and eggs.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix until just combined. Pour into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 350F. Check on the bread after 35 minutes (it may take up to 60 minutes). Check muffins after 15 minutes (they may take up to 18 minutes). Banana bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool the banana bread in the pan for 10 minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy! P.S. I freeze the second loaf for another day.

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  1. I was curious about the nutritional information for this and other recipes you have on your website. It is one thing to say this is a “healthy” snack. I am interested in number of grams of fat/protein/sugar/fiber/etc. per serving. Do you post that information anywhere?

    1. Hi Dave, I usually don’t post the cals/pro/fat etc for the recipes I put up here. I don’t embrace that as a focus for children. Rather, I like children to learn to eat and like a variety of foods, and try to help parents strike the balance in offering nutritious foods along with indulgent, or Fun foods. I serve this bread alongside eggs, oatmeal or with a swipe of nut butter and fruit on the side. How do you like it?