Peanut Butter Banana Bread


Cook Time: 1 Hr

Makes: 32


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 eggs, room temperature
2 1/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely mashed bananas (about 3-4)


In a medium bowl, combine flours, peanuts, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 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 dry ingredients until blended. Spray two 9X5X3-inch loaf pans with non-cooking spray. Divide batter equally between pans; tap on counter to settle batter. Bake at 375°F 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 32 slices when cool.

Pro Tips

Banana bread is always good but when you add in some peanut butter, it is even better.  This bread can be served for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert.

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