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Peanut Butter Banana Bread


Not only have the storms lifted, but it’s a BEAUTIFUL day outside today! Happy Palm Sunday!

With the crazy studying time going on right now, I won’t have time to do an elaborate Palm Sunday dinner, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some delicious snacks.

And it also doesn’t mean I can’t sport my beautiful new apron.

Ain’t it pretty?! I LOVE IT!!! I found in on sale at T.J. Maxx and immediately knew we were destined for eachother.

This apron and I are a wonderful team. I think she gives me good luck, and helps my recipes turn out even better.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • 1/2 c. demerrara sugar
  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed well
  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour + 1 c. white whole wheat flour (or whatever mix you like)
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 T. soymilk (or whatever milk you want)
  • extra demerrara sugar for sprinkling (optional)

-Mix the sugar and applesauce well in a mixing bowl until the sugar has mostly dissolved.

-Add in the eggs, banana, peanut butter, and oil. Mix well.

Anything with this much peanut butter is bound to be good. And homemade peanut butter to boot!

-Add in the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Add the vanilla and milk and stir again.

-Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan (or you can do muffins if you want). Sprinkle some sugar on the top if you want.

-Bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes (check with a toothpick or knife for doneness). Let cool 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to keep cooling.

After it’s has time to cool down, slice and enjoy! Makes 8 servings.

This bread is moist and delicious! It would be great with nuts and/or chocolate chips added to the batter.

Side note, Pioneer Woman is going to have her own Food Network show???!!!! WAAHHH I AM SO EXCITED!!! She is one of my kitchen heroes, for real. I’ve loved her for years (since she was on Oprah…), long before I entered the blog world. I will watch every episode of this show, probably while freaking out on my sofa. I am so glad that she is becoming even more of a household name. So. Awesome.

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  • Martyna@WholesomeCook April 17, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Oh, your apron! How cute and frilly and full of sunshine!!! Adding your recipe to the “to try” basket. Just have to hunt down some cheap ‘nanas!

    • lawfullyweddedwife April 18, 2011, 2:52 pm

      Thanks! You should try it, the peanut butter helps to keep it even more moist than usual I think!

  • megan @ the oatmeal diaries April 17, 2011, 7:25 pm

    This bread looks perfect! And you are too cute in that pretty apron!!

  • Katherine: Unemployed April 18, 2011, 8:18 am

    this is a great recipe! so many people make banana bread- why not put pb in there too!?

    • lawfullyweddedwife April 18, 2011, 2:54 pm

      That’s just what I was thinking! I don’t know why I didn’t try to make it sooner! :)

  • Helen April 18, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Love the apron! I purchased my apron at TJ Maxx as well. Your apron looks dashing on you :)

    That bread looks great. Oh and the cross buns from the other day….you had me at the first picture. I am catching up from the weekend, explanation coming later on my blog!

    Super excited about Pioneer Woman’s show as well:) Maybe we can move closer together, eat cross buns & bread while sharing a super large green monster, and watch the show….lol!

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