There are two foods that I think I’m addicted to: breakfast cereals (Raisin Bran, Kashi, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, etc.) and peanut butter sandwiches. Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved peanut butter sandwiches with jelly, fluff and yes, bananas. Everyday for lunch when I was little, my mom would make me some sort of peanut butter sandwich – I never got sick of it. And today (I’m 28), I still bring peanut butter sandwiches for lunch (no, I don’t bring my lunch in a Rainbow Brite lunch box… but I used to!). Because I love peanut butter and bananas so much, I decided to make this peanut butter and banana bread. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of adding peanut butter to banana bread before, but I recently made this loaf as a gift and decided to put a little twist on it. The bread came out amazing! I was worried that the banana might overpower the peanut butter or vice versa, but it was the perfect balance of the two. The peanut butter glaze gave the bread an extra kick of flavor too. Hope you guys enjoy this one!
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the bananas, sour cream, peanut butter, butter, and eggs on medium speed until combined.
- Add the sugars and beat until blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and add to the banana mixture, beating until blended.
- Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove bread from pan and cool on a wire rack.
- After bread has cooled, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tbsp peanut butter with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.