Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Most kids are privied to the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich at least once or twice during school lunch time. Creamy, nutty peanut butter paired with sweet bananas is a pairing almost as classic as peanut butter and jelly. And since I love to play around with classic combinations, I thought a peanut butter flavored quick bread would be the perfect use of the speckled bananas that had become a bit too ripe to eat on their own. But rather than use any old peanut butter, I decided to kick the flavor up a notch by using one of my newest grocery store finds: Banana Nut Peanut Butter. The result is a subtly sweet banana bread topped with a creamy peanut butter glaze. And with the use of some healthy baking substitutes like Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour, this breakfast bread makes for a very healthy treat. The glaze adds an extra punch of sweetness, and with the use of crunchy peanut butter, you get a little extra texture with the a scattering of peanut pieces. Absolutely delicious.

Ingredients: Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Planters Banana Nut Peanut Butter
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

Peanut Butter Glaze

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Planter’s Banana Nut Peanut Butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, beat first 5 ingredients together with an electric mixer (bananas through eggs)
  2. Beat sugars into banana mixture until well incorporated
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine dry ingredients (flours through allspice)
  4. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet until just combined
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour
  6. To make glaze, whisk powdered sugar, peanut butter & milk together, adding more milk if needed
  7. Once bread has cooled, drizzle with peanut butter glaze before serving

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