Hands-On Time
18 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 33 Mins
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Peanut butter is whipped into the basic recipe for a moist banana bread with a hint of nutty flavor. A small amount of chopped roasted peanuts offers delightfully surprising crunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare bread, combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.

Step 4

To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.

Ratings & Reviews

Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever!

May 08, 2015
Perfect balance of moisture, sweetness and texture. Not oily, super sweet and spongy like other recipes. I substituted Almond butter for Peanut butter - my daughter is allergic, and substituted Chia seeds for ground flax. Also added a few dark choc. chips! and omitted glaze. This recipe is a keeper.

I can't believe I almost ate the whole thing

May 10, 2016
This was so good I ate a half of loaf. I used applesauce instead of butter as usual in my recipes andI had no flax.

No peanut butter flavor to it

September 09, 2016
Flavor ok but there is No peanut butter flavor to it. I don't like nuts in my bread so I Didn't add the peanuts.

MommyWainman's Review

October 12, 2010
This HAS to be the BEST banana bread I've ever eaten. I left out flaxseed, allspice and peanuts because I didn't have them on hand, I subbed buttermilk for the yogurt AND I added 1 tsp Nutella to the glaze. Couldn't be more pleased with the results. I will make this recipe again and again!

cjbuddy's Review

October 25, 2010
AMAZING! I too did not make the glaze and used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy and chopped peanuts. My husband is crazy about banana bread and loves this version. I will make again for sure. Have had a little for dessert and also with my morning coffee. YUM!

Namaste's Review

September 30, 2010
This was excellent and stayed moist and delicious all week. I made it with crunchy peanut butter and then left out the chopped peanuts. Definitely a keeper!

LilySueB's Review

September 29, 2010
I always make banana bread whenever we can't eat bananas in time, and I was looking for something a little different this time other than the basic recipe. This was a yummy recipe! I love peanut butter, and this was a nice twist. I left out the nuts because I prefer soft banana bread, and it also saves a few cents. I loved the glaze on top! Good recipe to share with others!

Blondie7980's Review

October 21, 2010
Super easy - great, moist bread. Used Whey Low sugar replacement to further reduce the calories (only 5 per tablespoon) first time I've baked with a sugar sub...turned out better than expected. Also made the chocolate banana bread from the same issue - Yummy!

idomakeup951's Review

November 13, 2013

cewqqq's Review

July 09, 2012
Very good, but not like nock your socks of good. Everyone liked them and I may make them again.