Here was the scene last night: I have my glass of milk and a slice of this scrumptious and moist peanut butter banana bread on the dining table, with my laptop screen set on at the At&t website, and me waiting for the Apple iphone event. I used to not care about all this new iphone release and pre-ordering at midnight and stuff – but since my contract was up and now am eligible for an upgrade I just had to do it. My love for iphone started when I started hearing about facetime and imessage.
Living in Seattle meant I had to rely on technology to keep in touch with my family back home in the Philippines. These two iphone features made it possible for me to be available for my family – and to be updated with whatever is going on with them. My niece and I love to send photos of food we made and tease each other with it. Click and send. No hassle and best of all, free! Now if i could just teleport a slice of this peanut butter bread to them then I will be completely sold on iphones forever.
The idea of adding peanut butter to my banana bread batter came to me when I ran out of Nutella to make these famous nutella banana bread. I remember I stopped buying Nutella when I gained a lot of weight in a span of 3 months (yes, I blame you Nutella). Luckily, we still have a bit of peanut butter left. It added a nice subtle flavor to the banana bread and the glaze also added a bit of sweetness to it. The glaze is completely optional of course, but maybe a little glaze wouldn’t hurt? – That right there is the reason why I am not losing weight.
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tbsp melted butter, cooled
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- Optional: chopped nuts for topping
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease with cooking spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together bananas, peanut butter and the next 7 ingredients.
- Stir in flour and mix until well combined.
- Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for an hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
- To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter in a bowl. Stir with a whisk and drizzle over banana bread.
- Top with walnuts or peanuts (optional)