January 30, 2017

Peanut butter banana bread

Slice of peanut butter banana bread with peanut butter spread on top.

Peanut butter and bananas are a delicious combination and they are brought together in this loaf of banana bread. 

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Banana bread is always a hit and we like to have it for snacks, in lunchboxes, or with some scrambled eggs for a weekday breakfast. 

We like to add little twists to banana bread, such as this loaf with the addition of peanut butter in the batter. It adds extra flavor and is even more delicious with some extra peanut butter spread on top. 

Loaf of baked peanut butter banana bread.

Some other recipes for banana bread that we enjoy are this Carrot Banana Bread, Yellow Squash Banana Bread, and Sourdough Banana Bread

We also make banana muffins such as these One Bowl Cranberry Banana Bread Muffins and Chocolate Chip Banana Pumpkin Muffins. There are so many ways to enjoy bananas in breads and muffins.

When you make any sort of banana bread or muffins, you always want to use very ripe bananas. They peels should have brown spots, the bananas should be fragrant, and the bananas should be soft. This will ensure that they impart the best banana flavor to your baked goods.

Inside of a loaf of peanut butter banana bread.

I have not tried this bread with any other nut butters, but they would probably work well too. You want the nut butter to be a smooth and creamy nut butter so it can easily blend into the batter.

Chocolate chips would be a tasty addition to this banana bread as well. Chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas are such a tasty combination. 

Save this recipe for when you have some overripe bananas that need to be used up. It's perfect for those who love peanut butter and bananas together.

Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut butter and bananas are a delicious combination and they are brought together in this loaf of banana bread.


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed very ripe banana (3-4 bananas)


  1. Grease a loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and sugars using a wooden spoon or an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly stir in the flour mixture until almost combined and then stir in the bananas until just combined.
  5. Pour into the loaf pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, until the top is golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and then remove to a cutting board to cool.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
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Sliced peanut butter banana bread.

This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated in 2023 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other quick bread recipes:

Glazed Cinnamon Maple Syrup Bread 

Lemon Zucchini Bread 

Yellow Squash & Apple Bread 

Rhubarb Sour Cream Bread 


  1. Peanut butter and banana are fabulous together. This quick bread is perfect for breakfast and afternoon snack!

  2. this sounds delicious! my grandma's banana bread is phenomenal, and i normally don't even try other recipes anymore...but i am really considering this one! yeah peanut butter! :) btw i feel the same way about bananas as you do, haha. i like them with just a bit of green still. yum!

  3. one of my favorite snacks is a banana slathered with peanut butter and rolled in chopped nuts. what a great twist on banana bread!

  4. My husband will love this as he always eat banana with peanut butter...the bread looks delicious Amy!
    Have a great week :)

  5. Peanut Butter in banana bread? Now that's a new one. Absolutely love it!

  6. Oh wow - I've never had peanut butter banana bread! The two are wonderful on their own and I bet it's amazing together. PB adds so much lovely richness and moisture and fragrance to baked goods! I wish I could have a thick slice right now!!

  7. What a neat recipe! We've made plenty of banana bread, and put peanut butter on it. But never in it! This is brilliant! Thanks so much.

  8. Hi Amy, so funny, I like my bananas the same way and I always buy them green. Love that you added peanut butter, I bet this is delicious!

  9. Peanut butter and bananas are one of the best combos ever. Love how delicious this tweaked bread has turned out.

  10. Thanks for linking to First Monday Favorites. And thanks for a great idea as well. Would never have thought of adding peanut butter to my banana bread.

  11. Peanut butter in bread sounds genius!! And with extra on top? Sounds so good.

  12. Peanut butter and banana is such a good combination! What a great idea to put them both in a bread!

  13. I think there may be a person in our house who could make this bread disappear in under five minutes. Sounds delightful!

  14. I always do the same with brown bananas - can't stand them when they've gone brown!


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