Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread

Enjoy the brown bag lunch classic at breakfast (or dessert) with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread recipe. Rather than stuffing slices of bread with PB&J, we stir peanut butter into the peanut butter and jelly bread batter and add a swirl of preserves on top.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Bread
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup mashed bananas (4 to 5 medium)

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil or melted butter

  • ¼ cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves

  • 1 recipe Streusel-Peanut Topping (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon strawberry preserves

Streusel-Peanut Topping

  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoon butter

  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together eggs, bananas, peanut butter, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold peanuts into batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Swirl the 1/4 cup strawberry preserves into batter. Sprinkle Streusel-Peanut Topping over batter.

  3. Bake for about 70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

  4. After bread stands overnight, place 2 Tbsp. strawberry preserves in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 15 to 20 seconds or until melted, snipping any large pieces of fruit. Drizzle melted preserves over the top of the bread.

Streusel-Peanut Topping

  1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Protein 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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