Easy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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This Peanut Butter Banana Bread is full of flavor, texture and a perfect breakfast bread recipe. Eat it warm with melted butter and jelly to have yourself an elevated peanut butter and jelly treat.

Let’s be honest for a minute, when am I not in the mood for nut butter? Fortunately I do not have any nut allergies so I am always finding ways to incorporate more nut butter into my life. If you or your children have a peanut allergy you can easily swap the peanut butter for cashew, walnut, pecan or almond butter.

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Why You Need This Peanut Butter Bread.

This bread is easy to make. It has hearty nutritious ingredients and it’s filling for breakfast. Kids love this bread. You can use any nut butter of choice if you have a peanut allergy. This bread will really change up breakfast! Everyone loves peanut butter. It’s inexpensive and full of healthy fats. You will want to bake this brad year round. It also freezes well for those who want to prep it ahead of time.

What you will need for this recipe

One Egg. Room temperature is preferred

Peanut Butter. Creamy or crunchy will work. I opted for crunchy because I love the texture. If you have allergies, opt for cashew butter or almond butter.

Bananas. 3, over-ripe and mashed. If you don’t have over ripe bananas I suggest you sauté the bananas you do have in a pan with a tsp of oil to soften them up.

Sugar. Yes sugar, you can use any sugar you have on hand. I used coconut sugar. White sugar will work just fine.

Oil of butter. You can use vegan butter, regular butter or melted coconut butter.

Flour. I used regular all purpose flour but you can also use all purpose gluten free if you have allergies.

Vanilla extract, salt and baking soda.

Optional for toppings: chocolate chips and shelled peanuts.

How To Make Peanut Butter Bread.

Steps to make peanut butter bread
Photo of peanut butter bread mix before baked.

Step one. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk.

Step two. Peel the bananas and mash them together with a fork in a large bowl. Add in all the wet ingredients, egg, oil, vanilla and then slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to make the dough.

Step three. Pour mix into a parchment lined bread pan (about 9×9) Top with optional toppings like chocolate chips and raw, shelled, peanuts. Bake on 350 for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

peanut butter bread with jelly and butter on top.

Tips To Make Peanut Butter Bread.

Can I use smooth peanut butter?

Yes, you can use any peanut butter you’d like. You may also use another nut butter if you have allergies.

Can I skip the cinnamon?

Yes, this is just for flavor, but you can skip it.

Do I have to add toppings to the bread?

No! This is entirely optional.

What pairs well with tis bread?

I prefer some butter and jelly on a warm slice for breakfast.

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Peanut Butter Bread
5 from 4 votes

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This Peanut Butter Bread is a delicious bread packed with tons of peanut butter flavor perfect for breakfast and loaded with creamy or chunky peanut butter.
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 slices

Equipment

  • bread pan

Ingredients 

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 Over ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1 egg, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter , or any nut butter you prefer!
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Set oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk. 
  • Peel the bananas and mash them together with a fork in a large bowl. Add in all the wet ingredients, egg, oil, vanilla and then slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to make the dough.
  • Pour mix into a parchment lined bread pan (about 9×9)  Top with optional toppings like chocolate chips and raw, shelled, peanuts. If using, use about 4 tbsp of each to top your bread with BEFORE putting into the oven.  Bake on 350 for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

*chunky or creamy peanut butter will work
*If you have a peanut allergy you can use another nut butter
*chocolate  chips and peanuts for toppings it optional. If using, use about 4 tbsp of each to top your bread with BEFORE putting into the oven. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 151
Keyword: breakfast, dairy free, Peanut Butter Banana Bread
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5 Comments

  1. Made this last week! It was gone within a day in our house. Loved the chunky peanut butter addition.

  2. 5 stars
    The whole family loved this one! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. So happy to hear that – thanks for taking the time to let me know!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I have made many banana bread recipes while sheltering in place, and this is one of my favorites. Now that trails are open, it’s the perfect pre-hike snack! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I am so excited to hear that- It is one of my favorite breads to make for breakfast or a pre hike snack;) Thank You for coming back to let me know!