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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana BreadFor a deliciously wholesome quick bread your family will love, try this recipe that combines two favorite flavors - peanut butter and bananas.

Recipe Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup light olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely mashed bananas (about 3 to 4)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flours, peanuts, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add sugar; beat until creamy. Add peanut butter, oil and vanilla; beat well. Add banana, beat 1 minute. Stir in flour mixture until blended.
  4. Divide batter equally between pans; tap on counter to settle batter.
  5. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; cool completely. Slice when cool.

Makes 32 (2.2-ounce) slices.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): Calories: 212; Calories from Fat: 81; Fat: 9g; Trans fats: 0g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Protein: 5g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 253mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Peanut Council.