When you’re baking a loaf of homemade banana bread, you no longer have to fuss with flour, baking powder, eggs, etc.—all of that stuff’s included in just-add-water pancake mix. Okay, it might seem a little weird at first glance, but it’s totally possible to make bread with pancake batter. (Uh, hello, it’s darn cheap, too.) This budget-friendly banana bread is perfectly tailored for those of us trying to save a few bucks (a.k.a. all of us) since it just calls for three ingredients: pancake mix, banana, and peanut butter. It’s also the perfect way to use up the overripe bananas that are all beautifully speckled and brown in your fruit bowl.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together pancake mix and 1 cup water. Stir in banana and peanut butter until well combined.
Pour mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan and top with sliced banana.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the center springs back to touch.
Slice and serve.
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