This beautiful loaf of Peanut Butter Banana Bread tastes as great as it looks! It has just the right balance of peanut butter and bananas in it and the texture is moist and tender. This is definitely not a wimpy loaf—this recipe makes a good-sized 9 x 5″ loaf and it rises so nicely! It’s delicious just as it is, or you could lightly spread some butter or peanut butter on it, if you want. I like it best without a spread, and it’s great with a cup of coffee or tea!
Because this is a bigger loaf, it takes a little longer to bake—65 to 70 minutes. But it’s definitely worth the wait! Have it for a simple breakfast or as a breakfast or brunch side. Or as a snack any time of the day!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BREAD
Makes a 9 x 5″ loaf
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups very ripe mashed bananas (about 2 large or 3 medium size)
Preheat oven to 325˚F. Grease and flour a 9 x 5″ loaf pan; set aside.
In large bowl, cream sugars and butter together, then add the peanut butter, mixing everything well. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, mixing until smooth and creamy.
In medium bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add this dry mixture to the creamy ingredients in the large bowl and mix until just combined. Fold in the mashed bananas, stirring to incorporate evenly in batter.
Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 325˚F for 65 to 70 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaf cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Peanut Butter and Bananas are such a great combination! I think both kids and adults would love the taste of this! Are you a fan of peanut butter and bananas too?