Peanut Butter (high protein) Banana Bread

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It happened again…..

I’m not sure if I need to buy fewer bananas or just eat them faster…??

Tell me I’m not alone, does this happen to you too?

Now, you know I have a wonderful banana bread recipe that I hold dear to my heart right? I love it so much I may have polished off several loaves in one week……..don’t look at me……

Even though I have a trusty old banana bread recipe that is dearly loved and needs no replacing……I felt it only right to test out another recipe that had captured my attention. This recipe is one I adapted from picky palate, make sure you check out the original along with the many other delicious recipes Jenny has so kindly shared.

This recipe is incredibly soft and super moist (honestly, I was a little surprised at just how moist it turned out). It’s also much less sweet than your usual banana bread recipe. I think its thanks to the addition of peanut butter! Seriously, so good, it’s also a higher protein banana bread, which of course makes me love it even more!

So, if your a fan of banana bread (who isn’t?!?)….and peanut butter……..you need to make this banana bread. I know, I know people don’t often think something can possibly be both healthy and delicious….I assure you, it is possible! Try it and see…I dare you!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Adapted from this recipe from Picky Palate
(Serves 12)

Ingredients -

1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt flakes
2 over ripe bananas
1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy…..I used smooth)
1/4 cup greek yoghurt (I use non fat)
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites
1 Tbsp apple sauce
2 Tbsp milk (I use skim)

Method -

Preheat oven to 175’C (350’F)

In a medium bowl, mash bananas.

Add peanut butter,

then yoghurt.

Followed by  vanilla,

egg whites,

apple sauce

and milk.

Mix until well combined.

Sift over flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt,

The stir until just combined.

Pour into a standard size loaf pan lined with baking/parchment paper and bake for 40 mins

until golden brown and your kitchen smells absolutely ah-mazing!!!! (or until tooth pick comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached when inserted into the centre).

Allow to cook in the loaf pan for 10 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Now for my favourite part….tasting time…

I can never seem to help myself….

I always eat the ends before anyone else gets a chance…..yes both of them…..don’t look at me…..what….everyone knows the end pieces don’t count!!

It was however in this moment that I had the most wonderfully delicious idea……

nutella!!!!!!!!

Go on, live a little…..pop a piece of this wonderful peanut butter banana bread in the toaster, once is nice and toasty….spread on a good teaspoon of nutella…get yourself an ice cold glass of milk and really…..I mean really enjoy it!!!!

I’m sorry, did you say something…..??!!

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Did you make a new years resolution to get fit, healthy or start eating better? If you did this is one recipe you can safely add to your collection. If your looking for some extra tips on fitness and/or healthy living or check out this blog (real fit moms) its joint project I have been working on with my sweet sister and I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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Printable Version –


Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Adapted from this recipe from Picky Palate
(Serves 12)

Ingredients -

1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt flakes
2 over ripe bananas
1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy…..I used smooth)
1/4 cup greek yoghurt (I use non fat)
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites
1 Tbsp apple sauce
2 Tbsp milk (I use skim)

Method -

Preheat oven to 175’C (350’F)

In a medium bowl, mash bananas.

Add peanut butter, then yoghurt.

Followed by  vanilla, egg whites, apple sauce and milk.

Mix until well combined.

Sift over flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt,

The stir until just combined.

Pour into a standard size loaf pan lined with baking/parchment paper and bake for 40 mins (or until tooth pick comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached when inserted into the centre.

Allow to cook in the loaf pan for 10 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Now for my favourite part…..tasting time….

I can never seem to help myself…..I always eat the ends before anyone else gets a chance…..yes both of them…..don’t look at me…..

It was however in this moment that I had the most wonderfully delicious idea……

nutella!!!!!!!!

Go on, live a little…..pop a piece of this wonderful peanut butter banana bread in the toaster, once is nice and toasty….spread on a good teaspoon of nutella….get yourself an ice cold glass of milk and really…..I mean really enjoy it!!!!

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Did you make a new years resolution to get fit, healthy or start eating better? If you did this is one recipe you can safely add to your collection. If your looking for some extra tips on fitness and/or healthy living or check out this blog (real fit moms) its joint project I have been working on with my sweet sister and I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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Nutritional Info (approx per slice) obtained using fatsecret.com -

Cal – 132
Fat – 3.3
Carbs – 21g
Protein – 4.9g

Nutritional Info (approx per slice with 1 tsp nutella) obtained using fatsecret.com -

Cal – 165
Fat – 5.1
Carbs – 24g
Protein – 5.4g

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6 Comments on Peanut Butter (high protein) Banana Bread

  1. Instant Mommie
    January 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Could you include Fiber in your Nutritional Info so I can plug it into my Weight Watchers calculator?? Thanks a bunch! :-)

    Reply
    • Emma
      January 22, 2012 at 12:23 am (3 years ago)

      No problem, it has 1.2g of Dietary Fiber per serve.

      Will you share the Weight Watchers total with us?

      I can try to include the weight watchers points from now on for you if you like?

      Reply
  2. Erin
    May 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Could I easily use whole wheat flour instead of regular white flour? I have a thing against white flour. I’m sure it’s just as bad as whole wheat but makes me feel better.

    Reply
    • Emma
      May 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Erin,

      I haven’t used it so I’m not sure of the end result but I don’t see why not. Im sure it would work just fine :)

      Let me know how it turns out :)

      Reply

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