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What's Cooking: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Christine Frost from the Essex Resort & Spa joins us with a nutty twist on traditional banana bread -- and it's a great recipe to try with the kids!

Kids Camp Cook! 2014


Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Makes 2 small loaves*


3 large ripe bananas

3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (or ¾ cup creamy peanut butter + ½ cup chopped peanuts)

4 tablespoons butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup peanuts, chopped

Cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 2 small loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add both sugars; beat until blended.
  4. Add eggs and mix to combine.
  5. Combine flours and baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Add buttermilk and mix to combine. 
  6. Divide the batter equally between the loaf pans which have been lightly coated with nonstick baking spray.
  7. Sprinkle top of batter with chopped peanuts.
  8. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Set timer for 20 minutes and if bread is darkening too quickly, cover top with aluminum foil for remainder of time. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.
  9. Serve with your favorite homemade jam!

*This quick bread comes out much better in 2 smaller loaf pans or if you like as muffins, rather than in a single large loaf pan.

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