Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!

Ok no jelly, but first things first, I promised I would let you know how the experimental peanut butter banana bread turned out…no surprise it was tasty, however, it could definitely use a few modifications! It is a great base recipe that I can now expand on and adapt to better suit my tastes!  The peanut butter flavor did not come across quite as strong as I was hoping it would. The cinnamon and banana flavors overpowered the peanut buttery goodness. Everything else turned out beautifully, the bread was moist and fluffy with a slightly crunchy outer crust, and the spice from the cinnamon melded perfectly with the ripened banana creating a lot of  flavor.

Here’s how I made it:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 8 ounce container of vanilla or plain greek yogurt (I used full fat yogurt for texture/creaminess)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (you can use chunky if you like nuts and save yourself from adding them separately, that is if you even want to add them at all)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (could do 1/2 white 1/2 brown here but I prefer the caramelly taste of brown sugar myself, you could even use 1 cup of one kind of sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (could also add in all-spice, cloves, or any other spices you like)
I baked it at 350 degrees for 50 minutes and it came out perfectly!
I ate it warm, right out of the oven covered in Nutella, absolutely delicious! However, next time I will put in at least 3/4 cup of peanut butter, maybe even 1 full cup! You can even play around and use Nutella or any other nut butter instead! I also decided last minute to omit the chocolate chips to get a feel for the true taste of the bread so I know how to modify it next time, then I will add in the chocolate chips for an extra dose of deliciousness! Another delicious way to enjoy this bread is to toast it and eat it with butter, Nutella, peanut butter, jelly or really anything that can be spread on top of it! Toasting it gives it a delicious crunchy exterior with a soft and moist middle, almost better than right out of the oven! Hope you enjoy! And as usual, if you change up this recipe and like it,  please share your ideas with me!!

Posted on August 4, 2011, in Bakery/Dessert Recipes, Breads/Muffins. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. I really enjoy talking about delicious food. You have an excellent blog here.

    Check out Today’s Recipe

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