Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Bread (See Jane Bake)


When I got home from work last night, some sad bananas I had bought the week before caught my eye.  Although I like them, I'm generally not inclined to reach for one as a snack and Eric was in Vegas all weekend so they just sat...untouched (his favorite, along with grapes).  Knowing that he wouldn't be eating four that evening before they turned, I was determined to make something out of them; I'm embarrassed to say that I couldn't think of what to make on my own.  As soon as I typed "banana" into Google, "banana bread" came up.  Ashamed that I didn't think of the most common banana recipe known to man on my own, I quickly forgot my feelings once I saw "peanut butter banana bread" pop up.  I ended up using Joy the Baker's recipe because not only does she make tasty things, she's hilarious to boot.


Life lesson: when you encounter less than fresh bananas in life (see above picture), make banana bread.

30 comments

Kendra said...

Yum! Banana bread is by far my favorite baked good!

 PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

Cassie Lee said...

I could really go for some banana bread! Everyone seems to be making it at the same time lol--bananas on the brain!

RosaLovesDC said...

I love banana bread!

SavedthruLove said...

banana bread warm with a bit of butter. I don't know why the combination drives me wild but it does! GUILTY. Thanks for sharing Jane. I'm glad you were diligent in the task of putting those foul bananas to use. lol

♥cheche

Bud and Leo said...

That looks delicious! I would have never thought to add peanut butter- Yum Yum Yum!!!

Cara said...

Everytime I make banana bread it comes out kinda dry...any suggestions?

MG said...

I love banana bread. I could eat it all day long, which wouldn't be beneficial to anyone. My grandmother has the best recipe ever. I should make it and post the recipe for everyone!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

mmm i love banana bread ...and adding peanut butter sounds even better! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Courtney Erin said...

If it were possibly to live off banana bread and not get violently ill at some point, I would. Love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh peanut banana bread! I might actually like that...haha...I dont like bananas but I love peanut butter :)
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Kate said...

I always buy bananas but sometimes don't get around to eating them before they turn. I can't bear to throw them out so I always make banana bread or banana muffins.
Waste not, want not. Plus it's delicious!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

True statement! It looks yummy!

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Kristina said...

Hm, it looks so yummi :)

Collections said...

This looks delicious. Love bananas. Great new header btw! I really like it.

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Taylor said...

BEST! I HEART BB in a bad way!!! Warmed up with sour cream. Sounds gross but the sweet and tart, DELISH!

Anna Jane said...

Hey @cara - this recipe called for yogurt and i really think it made it nice and moist. (I used nonfat greek yogurt from trader joes)

@MG - you should def post your gma's recipe! :)

@taylor that's so funny, i ate a slice last night with greek yogurt!

Amber's Notebook said...

Yum! That sounds amazing and fabulous way to make something creative out of banana's. I probably would have just made smoothies lol.

audrey marie said...

this looks great - i have a bunch of "cooking only" bananas in my freezer and might need to try this out.

LabelSnob said...

WOW! That looks amazing! Is it low cal?? hehe totally kidding!!!
I'm def going to check out the receipe!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

new header! looks great but i loved the leggy pic too! :) is it weird i kind of hate peanut butter but am obsessed with almond butter? i should try this recipe using it!

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GIRL AND CLOSET said...

oh my goodness this post is a little... I've died and gone to heaven! I love, love banana bread but I've never had "peanut butter banana bread." goodness where have I been!! This looks like an absolute must try. xx veronika

Josie said...

I LOVE Joy the Baker... Everything looks so amazing! And this literally sounds like the greatest thing ever created... I can't wait to try it!
xo Josie
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Alex said...

That looks amazing. I love making banana bread but I can imagine the added peanut butter makes it even better.

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Alicia said...

PB Banana Bread?!! I must try! I'm with Eric, bananas and grapes are my fav.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Banana bread is one of my all time faves...makes me think of my childhood cause my mom used to make it for us all the time! Yummmm.

La Petite Olga said...

soooo yummy I need to try this out normally I make banana chocolate bread but this sounds sooo good...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

The Closet Shopper said...

You just blew my mind. And I can't stop salivating. Sheesh.

I'll have to try to figure out a vegan recipe.

xo,
Tracy

SILVIA said...

lovely!!!!
beautiful post honey =D
xx

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Yum! I always forget to buy bananas in advance of when I want to make banana bread so that they get nice and soft. I usually don't buy them at all - so when the banana bread mood strikes I'm left in a bad place with no ripe bananas! I'll have to add this recipe to my "to try" list. I trust anything Joy the Baker makes, and this seems like something I could actually do in my own kitchen as opposed to some of her more complicated recipes!

Jaclyn said...

This looks so tasty! I definitely want to try it out soon.