Peanut Butter Banana Bread

pb-banana-bread-4bIt’s so rare for me to have ripe bananas on my counter. The Fruitarian eats the whole bunch the day I buy them. I am not exaggerating. He can eat 6 bananas in one 24-hour period and be very happy.

I’m personally not a fan of eating bananas plain. I much prefer to bake with them.

I thought about remaking my beloved Chocolate Banana Bread. You cannot go wrong by adding chocolate to bananas. I remember how much I enjoyed that one. But, I always want to try something new and different, and share the whole thing with you, so I started brainstorming other ideas.

I thought seriously about adding another fruit to my bread, like blueberries or cranberries. I still might do that sometime in the future. But, I don’t know, I’m just not really a fruit person. What kind of person am I?

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I’m a person who loves chocolate. And peanut butter. And, ding! The beautiful idea for this bread hit me like a flash.

It’s sort of poetic, really. I smeared my Chocolate Banana Bread with peanut butter. Now I can smear my Peanut Butter Banana Bread with chocolate spread.

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Boom, baby! That’s a winner.

The only real struggle I had with this bread was that I couldn’t taste the peanut butter as strongly as I had hoped. It’s there, but it’s faint.

I did really enjoy this with butter and honey, but the slice I covered in a generous helping of Nutella was for sure my favorite.

Be sure you bake this thoroughly. Mine was slightly underdone in the center, although the top was quite brown and crusty. I wish I had given it 5 more minutes.

But I was in a hurry. I had to go back to the store for more bananas.

 

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

A banana quick bread with peanut butter.
Cook Time1 hr
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour

Instructions

  • Place butter, peanut butter, and sugar in a large bowl and cream together.
  • Add eggs, peeled bananas, and sour cream and mix well.
  • Add salt, soda, and baking powder and mix quickly. Add flour and mix just until combined.
  • Prepare a loaf pan by lining with wax paper or parchment paper, or coating well with non-stick spray. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350F for 55-65 minutes. Top should be quite brown, and a toothpick inserted near the center should come out mostly clean.
  • Let cool before slicing.

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