Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread PinterestI’ve always been a fan of peanut butter.  It’s delicious, full of awesome nutrients and is something that I never have to negotiate with my kids to get them to eat.  It’s a real winner.  The downside to traditional peanut butter is all that fat.  When powdered peanut butter hit the market, I was in the middle of a “personal revamp” and fell in love.  With the start of the new year, I know a lot of people are in a place where they are negotiating how to have the things they love while working toward a “new you”.

I went through a “personal revamp” a few years ago, a big part of which was committing to eating more frequently (smaller meals, just more of them) and adding snacks to my then daily regimen on no breakfast, a huge lunch and huge dinner (bad!).  I’m still trying to lose another 10-15 lbs this year.  Peanut butter powder has proven to be the perfect snack to help me stay satisfied between my meals.  It’s the protein that does it.  Keeping it at my office keeps me in check and helps me avoid any excuses for not staying on top of my goals this year and every year.

JIF Peanut Butter PowderPeanut powder is amazing to cook with.  There’s no gooey mess like regular peanut butter.  The powder mixes in to smoothies and baking with ease.  If you’ve ever tried to make a smoothie with peanut butter, or mix in into a baking mix by hand, you know exactly what I mean.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread IngredientsUsing Jif Peanut Powder in my Peanut Butter Banana Nut Bread cuts the drama of mixing, some of the fat (reduced even more by using applesauce!) and leaves you a treat that is protein packed and satisfyingly delicious!  It’s a dense bread, best served with a little butter (our was homemade) or jam.  It’s very filling, so you only need a sliver to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling satisfied.  Get the full recipe below!

Making Peanut Butter Banana BreadRegular Jif Peanut Powder is made from just one ingredient – fresh roasted peanuts – and has no added sugar or salt like competitors.  Plus,  Jif Peanut Powder has the same amount of protein as traditional peanut butter, but with 85% less fat.  Added bonus, Jif Peanut Powder is much more cost effective than some of the other brands.

Peanut Butter Banana Nut Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 3-4 Bananas, mashed
  • 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cups Peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Jif Peanut Butter Powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Fold in peanuts.
  7. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 65-75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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12 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  1. Stephanie says:

    Banana Bread is always a favorite in our house! This looks delicious. YUM! {client}

  2. O.M.Gosh! How delicious does that look! I am a huge fan of powdered peanut butter because like you said, less fat! Which is good on ANY diet, especially for this bride 😉 ! I also love banana bread, so I am thinking that I need to make this but make sure I don’t eat the whole thing by myself LOL♥ Thanks for linking up with Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party!

  3. In my opinion, there’s no better combo that PB and banana! Make it banana bread and you’ve won me over!

  4. Mmmm! This sounds delicious 🙂 I love powdered peanut butter…and bread. lol So there is nothing for me not to love about this recipe!

  5. Beverly says:

    I love banana bread and adding peanut butter powder to it sounds delicious. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

  6. Audrey says:

    Mmmm! peanut butter and banana are a classic combination. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

  7. Yum! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. I love banana bread! Can’t go wrong with bananas and pb!

  9. I have never heard of peanut powder, so I’m so glad you shared this – and the bread looks awesome, too! Classic flavor combo! 🙂

    Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week and hope to see you next Thursday. I’ll be pinning it to our TBT board!

    Mollie

  10. This sounds delicious. Why have I never thought to put peanut butter in my banana bread before?? Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  11. I’ve never seen peanut butter powder! I need to check that out! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!

  12. Audrey says:

    Lots of yummy goodness in here. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

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