Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread is a peanut butter lover’s dream banana bread! Enjoy a slice with extra peanut butter or a drizzle of honey and you will be in banana bread heaven!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

This post is sponsored by The National Peanut Board

Peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite foods. I have been a peanut butter lover since I was little. I could always count on a PB&J to make me happy, I still can. It is one of my go to comfort foods. I think peanut butter makes just about everything better, including banana bread. Have you tried Peanut Butter Banana Bread? If you are a peanut butter lover, you are going to go bananas for this banana bread recipe. It is full of peanut butter flavor! You all know I am obsessed with baking banana bread and this one is a winner!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread slice

Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods and I am lucky I can enjoy it because I know there are lots of people that are allergic to peanuts, like Josh. Josh has been allergic to peanuts and all nuts his entire life. Josh is very good about controlling his nut allergy, but I had to train myself when we got married to make sure I wasn’t jeopardizing Josh’s health. I am a vegetarian and rely on nuts for protein and Josh promised me that it was fine for me to keep eating nuts and to keep nuts in the house. At first, I was a little scared, but we have found a system that works for us. I am very careful about not having nuts around Josh and make sure they are separate in our house.

When we had our boys, we were nervous that they would have nut allergies. We took them to an allergist when they were infants and learned that it was safe to introduce peanuts to them at a young age. We did this and fortunately Caleb and Maxwell aren’t allergic to peanuts or any nuts. They love peanut butter, just like their mom, especially this Peanut Butter Banana Bread, it is one of their favorite ways to enjoy peanut butter.

Easy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts

For the first time, parents now have a path to help prevent their infant from developing an allergy. The recommended way to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods depends on each child’s individual risk factors:

  • For a child that has severe eczema or an egg allergy or both, the new guidelines recommend talking with your doctor before giving them any peanut foods. Your healthcare provider might want to do an allergy test or introduce baby-friendly peanut foods under medical supervision. Once cleared, infants in this category should start eating peanut foods around 4-6 months of age and should continue to consume them regularly.
  • For a child with mild to moderate eczema, the new guidelines recommend feeding them small amounts of baby-friendly peanut foods, like peanut powder or thinned peanut butter, around three times a week starting when they are around 6 months old.
  • For a child with no eczema or other food allergies, the new guidelines recommend introducing food that contain peanuts at the same time you’re introducing other solid foods as often as you would like and in accordance with family preferences and cultural practices. Most children will fall into the low risk category. Parents who are anxious about introducing peanut foods early should consult their pediatrician for support and guidance.

There are many, easy ways to introduce the recommended amount of peanut foods to a baby:

  • 21 pieces of Bamba® or a similar baby-friendly peanut-puff product contains the right amount of peanut powder. You can give them peanut puffs as-is or softened with 4-6 teaspoons of water.
  • Make “thinned peanut butter” by mixing 2 teaspoons of peanut butter into 2-3 teaspoons of hot water, formula or breast milk. (Allow to cool before feeding.)
  • Mix 2 teaspoons peanut butter or peanut powder into 2-3 tablespoons of previously tolerated pureed fruit or vegetables.
  • **Whole nuts should not be given to children under age 5. Peanut butter directly from a spoon or in lumps/dollops should not be given to children younger than age 4.

To learn more about how to prevent peanut allergies in young children, please go to

And if you are a peanut butter lover, like me and my boys, make sure you make a loaf of Peanut Butter Banana Bread. There is peanut butter inside the moist banana bread and it is loaded with peanut butter flavor. I also like to spread peanut butter on my slice of banana bread. Sometimes, I even add a drizzle of honey, which reminds me of peanut butter, banana, honey sandwiches; one of my favorites!

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This easy banana bread recipe is loaded with peanut butter flavor! Enjoy a slice with extra peanut butter or a drizzle of honey.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mashed brown bananas you will need 3 large brown bananas
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the peanut butter and melted butter and stir until combined. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t over mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Check the bread at 50 minutes, just to be safe. Oven times vary.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.Note-the bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 247mg10%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Why have I never thought to add pb to our banana bread?? We made a load this morning and our recipe is almost the same as yours except we use coconut oil and add walnuts. I’ll definitely be adding to pb next time. Thank you for this wonderful info. 

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today. My variation from the recipe was that I used gluten free flour. I baked it in a silicone loaf pan at 350 degrees in a convection oven. It was very done at 45 minutes. Next time using the same preparation, I will reduce the temperature to 325. Baked gluten-free, it was tasty and the texture was pleasing. I look forward to trying the recipe with regular flour.

  3. 5 stars
    This is great! Made it just as written with the exception I did not have kosher salt and used 1/2 t of table salt. I enjoyed it for snacks and breakfast and even shared it and the recipe, which I only do if very confident about a recipe. I put peanut butter on it and also drizzled with honey.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this delicious bread with a couple of changes.  I only had 2 medium sized  ripe bananas so I added 1/4 cup creme fraiche to make up for some moisture and I added 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips.  I baked it in a toaster oven at 340 for 50 minutes and it turned out beautifully – moist with just the right sweetness.  I have made many recipes from your site and always return for more!  Cheers – Jennifer

  5. Over the years I have come to the conclusion that there is a banana conspiracy in my family. They usually manage to leave exactly three bananas to ripen, and I think it’s so that I will frequently bake banana bread! I wanted a change from our usual banana bread recipe, and this is it! Banana and peanut butter together are so good. I used 1 T. less flour and replaced with 2 T. wheat germ (I always add wheat germ to my quick breads) and added 1/4 cup each milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and some chopped walnuts. Delicious! Thanks for a new banana bread alternative.

  6. 4 stars
    I just made this today, and it was great! I made it for my son, who loves both PB & bananas, but also added chopped, toasted walnuts, which he loved. My husband loved it as well, but said that he’d like slightly less PB, more banana flavor. Its soo hard to please everybody in the fam! Next time, I might cut back PB to 1/3 of a cup, and add a couple of Tablespoons oil, to make up for the oil lost from the PB. Do you think that would work? You get a big thumbs up from me!

  7. Excellent bread. I used 1 1/4 c mashed banana and a heaping 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter. Really peanut buttery tasting and so moist. Don’t overtake. 60 minutes was just right in my oven.

  8. Making this tonight!!! Does anyone remember Panera breads pb banana crunch bagels?? Omg they were heaven!! They had them like 18 years ago, I remember going to college and stopping there in the morning. This recipe reminded me of those bagels!!! Can’t wait to taste!!

  9. 5 stars
    My new fav banana bread, it baked up so pretty , moist and so yummy. I’m going to add chocolate chips next time. Thanks for the great recipe

  10. 5 stars
    Perfection! I made it with Bob´s Red Mill gluten-free all purpose flour plus some xanthan gum and it came out perfectly, thank you!

  11. I’d like to add pb protein powder – how would that change the recipe? Would I need to add some liquid? Would appreciate proportion suggestions.

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