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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Just when you thought banana bread couldn’t get any better, this happened. Healthy peanut butter banana bread. Yes, you read that right – peanut butter. The secret ingredient? It’s not so much a secret anymore, it’s caramelized bananas. This brings on the sweetness with no refined sugar added.

Healthy peanut butter banana bread in a loaf pan cooling.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

You are going to want to add this healthy peanut butter banana loaf to your meal plan this week.

Oh. my. yum.

Serve this up as breakfast to go with your morning coffee, or plan it for a sweet treat at the end of the day. It’s doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you make this, ASAP.

overhead view of a peanut butter banana bread cooling in a white loaf pan.

Do you need brown bananas for banana bread?

Typically, yes but not with this recipe.

Why?

The secret lays in the caramelization.

In this banana loaf recipe, the bananas are being caramelized with the maple syrup and coconut oil.

Doing this releases all the natural sugars present in the banana so they are extra sweet (which is the main reason why we don’t need to add any refined sugar to this recipe). 

This is a huge win.

Delicious and healthy peanut butter banana bread with caramelized bananas.

Why is there a mix of flours in this recipe? Can I use all purpose flour?

This easy, delicious, and healthy peanut butter banana bread recipe has no refined sugar added!  Simple ingredients pack big flavour with this baked treat. Make it for breakfast or a healthy night time snack. #bananabread #healthydessert #healthybaking

This twist on a banana bread recipe uses a mix of oat and whole wheat flours. The mix of these two flours gives the banana bread an amazing texture. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

By the way, here’s how to make oat flour.

If you’re using a gluten free flour, make sure it’s a blend.

The fantastic thing about a recipe is that you’re welcome to play with it to make it your own – just don’t shoot the messenger if it doesn’t turn out 100%. You may have to play with it.

How to make healthy peanut butter banana bread

slice of banana bread on a white plate with a dollop of peanut butter swirled on top

Don’t skip the peanut butter swirls!

Well, you can if you want but that is where the flavour is going to happen! Let’s not forget this also adds some delicious healthy fats and a little extra protein.

PS: While you’re here, drooling over this recipe, you may also like these coconut flour waffles.

Healthy peanut butter banana bread in a loaf pan cooling.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

A healthy banana bread recipe the uses carmalized bananas, delicious sticky peanut butter and no refined sugar. You're going to LOVE this recipe.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, bananas, bread, healthy, healthy foods, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 291kcal

Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Load pan

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup bananas sliced
  • Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • Cup coconut oil
  • ¼ Cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup oat flour
  • 1 ¼ Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • ¼ Cup peanut butter

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the bananas, the vanilla, the cinnamon, and the maple syrup. Cook for around 5 minutes or until the bananas have caramelized, mashing them with the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a baking pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl mix the banana mixture with the greek yogurt. Beat in the eggs and mix until well incorporated (around 2 minutes). Add the flours and the baking powder and mix in well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Drop teaspoonsful of peanut butter onto the banana bread batter and gently swirl with the tip of a knife.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until done.

Notes

Don’t have ripe bananas? No problem.
The bananas don’t need to be super ripe in order for this to be delicious. We are caramelizing them with the maple syrup and the coconut oil. That releases all the natural sugars present in the banana so they are extra sweet (which is the main reason why we don’t need to add any refined sugar to this recipe). 
Gluten Free? 
If you’re gluten free you can swap the Whole Wheat Flour for an AP Gluten Free Flour Blend.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Healthy peanut butter banana bread in a loaf pan cooling with bananas in the background.

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Comments

  1. You have maple syrup in ingredient list and honey in the directions. Which is it? Maple syrup or honey ?

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Randa's meal plan was great and so easy to follow! Having all of this on hand made my week easier...

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Katie

Randa's meal plan was great and so easy to follow! Having all of this on hand made my week easier and less stressful plus I know that what my family and I are eating is healthy so it's a win-win!
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