Filed Under: bake, brunch, Under 20 Mins

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Instead of peanut butter slathered on a bagel, bake up an all-in-one loaf – perfect with morning coffee or juice.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
  • 2/3 Cups peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  • banana bread
  • 1-3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons each baking soda and salt
  • 1-1/2 Cups butter, melted and cooled
  • 2/3 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup mashed very ripe bananas, about 2 large
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. There should be no rack above centre rack as banana bread rises fairly high. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Lightly grease a 9-inch (2 L) loaf pan. To make filling, in a medium bowl, beat peanut butter with sugar, vanilla and yolk. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

  2. In another medium bowl, whisk flour with baking powder, soda and salt. Put melted butter in a large bowl and whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, then stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture just until combined.

  3. Scrape half the batter into loaf pan. Then spoon half the peanut butter mixture in small dollops onto batter. It's best if they aren't touching. Then top with remaining batter. Dollop with remaining peanut butter mixture, pressing gently into batter.

  4. Bake in centre of preheated oven 45 minutes. Lay a sheet of foil over top to prevent too much browning. Continue to bake 15 to 25 more minutes until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a rack. Run a knife around edge, then turn out. Delicious warm or at room temperature. Makes one loaf.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 163 calories, 18 g fat, 7 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre. Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin D. Good source of vitamin E and magnesium. Source of vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, B12, folate, calcium,

Peanut Butter Banana Bread