Monday, September 23, 2013

Eat: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Well helloooo Monday, we meet again...

I had a nice relaxing weekend getting caught up on things and ready for fall. I made a Target run, planned meals for the week, and shopped at the brand new grocery store in town. I also gave myself a quick little stop at Hobby Lobby and Bath + Body Works to get a few "fall" things. I love that the weather right now is still warm enough to be comfy in shorts and a sweatshirt, but cool enough to sleep with the windows open.

That husband of mine spent the weekend hunting with family and I wanted to make sure he brought something with him to be a good guest. So last Thursday I whipped up this yummy fall treat:

I've always loved banana bread, probably because it's one of those foods that brings back yummy + happy childhood memories. I have to share this Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe {via} because it's to-die-for and it's from Cooking Light! It's a healthy version, only took me about 30 minutes to prepare (excluding the baking time), and made my place smell like fall goodness!

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. melted butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups (approx.) flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
2 Tbsp. chopped dry-roasted peanuts {Original recipe called for - I did not use}
Chocolate chips {optional - Original recipe did not include but my hubs requested :) }

[Glaze ingredients]
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. 1% milk
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice). Set aside.

2. Combine your wet ingredients (banana, yogurt, peanut butter, butter, and eggs) in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed.

3. Add sugar and brown sugar to wet ingredients. Beat until well blended.

4. Lightly spoon flour mixture into banana mixture. Beat until just blended. Stir in nuts and / or chocolate chips if your heart desires.

5. I made one batch with chocolate chips and one batch without. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 5 minutes. It's done when a utensil inserted in the center comes out clean. (You can bake 2 batches at the same time. I placed them next to each other on the same rack and switched sides halfway through the baking time.)

6. Combine the 3 glaze ingredients by stirring with a whisk.

Drizzle glaze over bread and enjoy!


  1. Ohh the bread looks good and the glaze on the top looks even better!!! YUM!

  2. That bread looks delish and the glaze! Oh Fall I love you for bringing all these delicious treats!

  3. oh my gosh, i just licked my computer screen ;) i will be trying out this recipe- we love peanut butter and bananas in our house!! Thanks!!!

  4. Oh my gosh, both of those loaves look AMAZING. Definitely making this bread ASAP.


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