Wednesday 19 September 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I'm sure you can tell my love for banana and peanut butter on this blog. I wanted to make use of my Reese's peanut butter cups and came across this recipe online. It's a basic banana bread with peanut butter and peanut butter cups mixed in. The bread was slightly dry but the chocolate bits were really good. It's a quick, mix everything together recipe and kept well for a few days.  I think I'll add some yoghurt next time I make this.

I'm entering this to AlphaBakes, a monthly blogging challenge that I co-host with Caroline from Caroline Makes who is the host for September. The letter is P for peanut butter.

I'm also entering this to United Bakes of America hosted by Gem from Cupcake Crazy Gem. These miniature peanut butter cups came all the way from America!

 peanut butter, peanut butter cups and brown bananas

 adding the peanut butter cups 


3 ripe bananas
150g peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
100g sugar
50g brown sugar
185g flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
225g Reese's miniature peanut butter cips (approximately 24 pieces)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients except the peanut butter cups.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Stir in the peanut butter cups by hand.
  • Pour into a loaf tin and bake for approximately 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. This has to be one of my favourite combos ever Ros! Yum yum!

  2. Hmm, looks like I need to try the PB and banana combo - I love PB (luckily, given that they're pretty much the only 'nuts' I can have!) and ought to bake with it more!

  3. are the banana and peanut butter queen! It seems that PB is having a little bit of a moment as there seems to be lots of recipes about...I've never baked with it though...maybe it's time to try! :-)

    1. Do give it a go- I never used to like PB as a kid but now I love it!

  4. What a great combination! :) As you know, it's one of my favorites, too.

  5. Hubby is going to love this one - thank so much for sharing the recipe. Finally a use for those banana's!

    1. If you need banana inspiration, you've come to the right place :)

  6. Ahh damn i should've made this peanut butter banana bread because I just made banana bread but for once wanted to make something with peanut butter cuz my friends are coming over and they love it :D

  7. Yay for peanut butter banana bread! Love that your cups came all the way from America! but did you know Asda now sells the mini reese's cups too? I have been overdosing on sooo much peanut butter stuff since we got here! Also I meant to ask before have you ever tried peanut butter chicken before? it's a savoury dinner dish that is super delish. My mother in law has an awesome recipe if you want me to pass it along to you! I'm sure your peanut butter loving self would love it! Thanks so much for entering this month!

    1. I've never tried peanut butter chicken and I'm not sure if I should go eek or mmm but I trust you so yes to the recipe please :)


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