Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Brian was having a tough night so I decided to make him some banana bread. Just so happens that his favorite candy is reese’s peanut butter cups, which is exactly what the frosting tastes like. Win.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Just the Tip / Inspired by Cooking Light

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp chopped dry-roasted peanuts

For the frosting:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp fat free half and half (or milk)
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter

Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, yogurt, peanut butter, melted butter, and eggs with an electric mixer. Add white and brown sugars; beat until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, flax, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts.
  4. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Combine powdered sugar, half and half, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a rubber spatula. Spread glaze over bread.

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  1. Any recipe for bread that includes a frosting, is instantly added to my must make soon list! *Drooling*

  2. Tricia says:

    I’m in love with this loaf.

  3. Tricia says:

    btw, what is with all this baking?! 😉

  4. ac says:

    Great! Mine was tasty!! The man loved it, haha. Was curious why you used flax in this recipe. I can think of a couple good reasons. But I wanted to know why specifically! : )

    • vanessa says:

      Honestly, I used it because it was in the original recipe — but flax is so good for you that I try to sprinkle it in to whatever (think oatmeal) whenever I think of it.

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