April 26, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

The last week that I was a pneumoniac, I skipped the gym and baked up a storm instead. Saturday morning I made a variation of Cooking Light’s Peanut Banana Bread with a Peanut Butter Glaze. This was unbelievably good. It was light, moist, and rich all at the same time. And then the glaze. Oh, the glaze. On a scale of 1 to Titanic, this bread is Titanic.fs



  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (Fage! Fage! Fage!)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I used PB&Co. White Chocolate Dreams)
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s peanut butter baking chips (my special touch!)
  • Cooking spray


  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare bread, combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in peanut butter chips. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.

4. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.


I dare you to make this bread and not want to eat the whole thing.

While the bread cooled, I convinced Justin to walk the Cooper River Bridge with me. He had never gone before and it was the perfect weather to be outside: 85* and sunny. We walked the entire bridge – roughly 5.4 miles. At the end I found some gymnastics equipment. monkey

The next day, I gave half of the banana bread to my friend Luke. Apparently during exam time, law school students live in the library and don’t eat. This hurts my heart, so I gave some bread to the needy. Earlier this evening I got a picture message from the library.

True Life Charleston Law: Full throttle, ear plugs, my banana bread.image

Who eats banana bread with Full throttle?!?!

“No skim milk in here :(“


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  • PB and Banana bread is genius! Love it!!

  • itzyskitchen

    Wow- that bread looks awesome! Peanut butter and banana are so good together! ah! I hope you’re feeling better.

  • Mmmmmmm…that bread looks fabulous! I’m out of bananas, but making the glaze and eating it with a spoon sounds really good right now!

  • come to clemson and bake for me NOW!! pleaseeeee!

    • move to charleston for the summer! please please!

  • I’m totally making this. and I will totally ruin it…. but gosh darn it it’s worth trying! <3 haha I hope i'm not so uber baking challenged that I butcher this – it looks awesome!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  • Looks scrumptious!!! BTW tried Menchies for the first time last week. I’m hooked.

  • Natalie

    You had me at peanut butter! That bread looks amazeballs and I only use that word for very amazing things! I am making this next week!

  • LaurenSpears

    how was that bread in the Chas Law library and I not know it!! I would have attacked someone had I seen it haha.

    • haha and he probably would have liked that so..

  • That bread looks incredible. I have PB&Co’s chocolate peanut butter in my cabinet, so I’ve love to use that in this recipe. Delicious.

  • You had me at peanut butter glaze!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    There’s nothing about that loaf I wouldn’t love to shove into my face.

  • MUST MAKE. And NOT consume with Full Throttle.

  • Mmm that looks amazing!! Thanks for offering to help with the google analytics. I might take you up on that! I remember I first checked that out when I started my blog, but I couldn’t figure out where to insert the tracking html code. I am so technology illiterate, so I’m sure it’s not as hard as it seems to me!

  • Lauren

    Ummmm, that looks like the most delicious baked good ever created. Definitely going to have to try this recipe… thanks for sharing!

  • If I lived in SC, I’d fear becoming fat being friends with you. But then again, I’d always have a gym buddy! Oh but wait, I hate working out with other people. (that’s super weird isn’t it?)

    Send one of your eligible bachelor friends my way chicka.


  • Ashton

    LUKE! Got goodies brought to the lawbrary! He does not deserve goodies. HA! And, if I had known this I would have told you to bring me some and then we could have finally meet.

    PS Are you coming to end of year pig pickin? My dad is going to be doing all the cooking, so I promise it will be delicious.

    • oh heck no i didn’t do any library deliveries. but yes, if i had, you would have gotten bread too. and yep, i’m probably coming! blogger meet-up over hog. i like it!

  • You had me at Peanut Butter Glaze!
    I need to move close to you so you can bake me treats all the time. Cool?

  • Peanut butter glaze sounds amazing. Seriously. It’s even better than pb regularly…

  • Do you have the nutritional info for that bread? Looks delicious, but I’m a low carber.

  • Hillary

    Oh, boy! Fantastic recipe!

  • Linzay

    I NEED that titanic peanut butter bread. I don’t bake but I may have to make an exception for this.

  • I cannot make this bread as I would eat the entire loaf! I have a weakness for quick breads:)

  • Hi love!!

    Ummm using PB & Co White Chocolate Wonderful might of made this the BEST ever! Love that flavor PB!! Loving the titanic loaf!

    Whoa! weird combo, where is the skim milk when you need it?! lol!

    Love you!!!

  • hahahaha. nice. full throttle + banana bread + law school… pretty nice combo hes got going.

    The first picture started oddly saying “Ahhhhhhhhh” to me… weird.. must mean I have to make it.

  • HAHA ick I drank so many blue monsters in college I can’t look at that stuff anymore!

    ps this made me think of you and your views on lame foodie words LOL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbR7mpX07Uw

  • Yum! That looks delcious. I have some browning bananas that need to be re-purposed to this. Mmm!

  • This bread looks delicious!! I will definitely have to make this soon!! Banana bread + Peanut Butter sounds like an AMAZING combo!! 🙂

  • Oh my gosh. This is like, AMAZING. PB& Banana were made for each other. This look divine!

  • Gupanla

    OMG, I think that after eating this bread, we go to walk!

  • the bread looks mighty tasty! how nice of you to share it 🙂

  • OMG..are you trying to kill me with these amazing recipes??! I’m only dying because I cannot run to my kitchen & make this NOW! ..since I’m at work & we don’t have an oven here…well, we DO have a toaster oven..but I don’t think my co-workers would appreciate me hogging the toaster oven 😉
    This looks AWESOME..and I think that glaze MAKES it! YUM!
    Good Luck to Luke with all of his law finals this weeks- YIKES!

  • Steve tried the carrot cake truffle! He didn’t seem thrilled either… I tried the lemon mousse one too and I LOVED it! That loaf looks amazing… I’m a big fan of using greek yogurt in baked goods. Now I just need to get my hands on some PB&Co before I head back to Canada!!

  • Love your blog! So cute, i love to find new recipes and other people who are trying to be healthy! I am your newest follower!

  • OH. MY. GAWWD! I am trying this asap! It will go great with all of my beverages!

    • ahhahahaha beverage diva + bread diva

  • We have devoured banana muffins here in the past day! Seriously, banana bread is so good! The sauce looks amazing!

  • That bread looks delicious! Ohh I want to walk the bridge this weekend while it’s nice out…or go to the beach…

    • let me know if you ever want to go – i will join!

  • I always eat my banana bread toasted with peanut butter. This seems like a nice combination!

  • OMG that looks amazing – I just don’t know how you bake and stay so tiny! Seriously – I couldn’t be trusted with that thing in my ZIP code much less my kitchen!

  • YUM! Well, not with the full throttle, but the bread looks great! 🙂

  • Who drinks Full Throttle is my question?! haha. Put me down for some peanut butter glaze though! That looks delicious :)!!!!

  • So, I saw the title of this post and thought, “Oh my.” Then I saw the picture… “Oooooooooh My!!” That’s just downright wrong…. and I’d like to eat it now, thank you. 🙂

  • Passport Glamour

    OMG how delish !! you have a great blog 🙂

    stop by sometime<3

  • Sheanna

    How dare you! Seriously, how DARE you! That bread looks criminal….Must make for my little tot! She’s a peanut butter freak…She calls it “baboo” since she’s only 1 and can’t say “peanut butter” yet. If she sees peanut butter in the cabinet she gets this huge grin on her face and kind of dreamily says, “baboooooooooo” like she’s in love with it.

  • The glaze looks divine on that bread! I’m sure it was good fuel for studying for your friend 🙂

  • You are such a good friend. That bread looks delicious.

  • Oh, goodness! This bread looks amazing and what a nice friend you are!

  • Full Throttle + PB banana bread sounds like a dynamite energy combo to me! As for taste? Blech! How about hot chocolate with a three shots of espresso?

    Recipe looks fantastic!

  • oh man anything pb and banana makes my heart happy!!

  • Monica

    Oh, dear. I must make this ASAP.

    Ask the Duplex

  • I am pretty sure that this might be the most delicious bread ever 🙂

  • Wow, I’d say skipping the gym in favor of baking this was a SMART idea 😉

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