Peanut Butter 'n' Banana Bread

You can't go wrong blending peanut butter with chocolate and bananas. Peanut butter lovers will go nuts for the combo of flavors in this moist quick bread.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 ripe large bananas, mashed (1 cup)

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 cup milk chocolate pieces

  • Finely chopped peanuts (optional)

  • Miniature semisweet chocolate pieces (optional)

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 3 tablespoon chunky peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon margarine or butter

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl combine mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8x4x2-inch loaf pans.

  2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before serving. To serve, frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. If desired, top with finely chopped peanuts and miniature semisweet chocolate pieces. Slice to serve. Makes 2 loaves (24 slices).

Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan melt chunky peanut butter and margarine or butter. Remove from heat; stir in sifted powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk. Add more milk, if necessary, until of spreading consistency. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Place foil-wrapped bread in freezer containers or plastic freezer bags. Seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator or for 4 hours at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
10g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%

*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.