Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

banana peanut butter 030I am a banana hoarder…

It’s gotten to the point if I open the freezer door I have bananas fall out onto the floor.

I buy bananas eat like half then they get super ripe so I freeze them and then use them for smoothies and such…

It’s been super cold so I don’t want a smoothie, I’m also planning my best friends bridal shower and making a menu that doesn’t really involve bananas so sorry for the neglect bananas!

banana peanut butter 019Mashed frozen bananas…

yesterday was fat Tuesday, I usually eat pancakes or have a doughnuts on fat Tuesday.

I mean who really needs an excuse to eat a doughnut?

I can’t have beignets so doughnuts are a close second…

banana peanut butter 020I couldn’t
have a doughnut yesterday so I made banana bread with peanut butter glaze so it reminded me of a doughnut sorta.

I can pretend its a long john doughnut from Mississippi except extra-large and not yeast risen.

banana peanut butter 022I made a brown butter peanut butter frosting…

No surprise there!

well not from me anyway…

banana peanut butter 024I cut the recipe in half so that’s why mine is so short…

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

(recipe heavily adapted from Racheal Ray Magazine)
This is a full recipe so don’t cut this in half unless you want a short loaf like mine.

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • hot water

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla and the oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out dry, 12 to 15 minutes; let cool completely on a rack.

Put the salted butter in a small pan and heat over medium-high heat until melted and nicely browned, about 4-5 minutes. Place the peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave until melted & smooth (about 15-30 seconds). Add the browned butter to the peanut butter and slowly stir in the confectioner’s sugar. If your frosting is too thick, add a tablespoon of hot water into the mix. Pour down the center of the loaf and then smooth out with a butter knife or spatula.

Hey Jamie Bakes Notes:

if you have a doughnut pan or a muffins pan. Use that it would be fun to do! The cooking time should be pretty similar, give or take 5 minutes (more).

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3 thoughts on “Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

  1. What a great way to use those old bananas when it’s too cold out for one of those delicious dirty banana drinks that your father whips up!

  2. My mister and I have been eating banana bread like crazy lately, since he always buys more than we can eat. I am DEFINITELY trying this!!

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