Monday, May 18, 2015

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I felt like I was a bread machine this morning :)

This morning, I was reading some blogs and drinking my coffee when I noticed we had bananas that were ready to be used.
I though about banana bread but being a fan of peanut butter, I wondered if anyone ever made a PB and banana bread. How original of me, right?
Well it took Google about 2 nano seconds to find tons of MY original idea.
So I found one I liked but I modified it to be healthier. I have baked before following a recipe strictly but this is my first EVER experiments in baking.
The aroma is starting to escape the oven and it smells so good right now and there is still 45 minutes left on the timer, sniff sniff; how on earth am I going to wait? Don't worry, I don't intend to give you folks an update every few minutes.
If you can read these lines, the experiment was successful, if you can't well lets not waste time, you are reading right now, right? Or maybe you are looking at the pictures?
Meanwhile here is my very own recipe:
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Coconut Oil                           1/2 Cup (or 1/2 Cup of Butter)
Truvia                                     3/4 Cup (or 1 Cup Sugar)
Eggs                                         2
Natural Peanut Butter     1/2 Cup
Bananas                                2 Mashed
All Purpose Flour             1 Cup
Whole Wheat Flour        1 Cup
Baking Soda                      1 Teaspoon
Chopped Walnuts          1/2 Cup

1- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5*9 inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
2- Soften Coconut Oil. (15 secs in the microwave should be enough)
3- In a large mixing bowl, cream together Coconut Oil and Truvia. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, bananas, flours and baking soda until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
4- Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Did you notice Ivy, I spelled 'flour' right from the start; old monkey do learn, right? ROTFL (Rolling on the flour laughing)
The results are in, dim the lights... Alright we watched the finally of American Idol so I'm still under the influence :)
Two testers out of two were happy with the result. It tasted more like a Banana bread but with a light peanut butter flavor.
My wife is not a fan of PB, she had taken out the Nutella to “improve” the experience if need be. However after a few bites, she liked it so much that the Nutella was staying safely in the jar. For the last bite, she couldn't resist the Nutella's attraction and she went for it. She said Nutella wasn't worth it. Oh my gosh, I didn't know one day I would have to compete with Nutella and my money wouldn't have been on me!


  1. Nutella LOST???? I can't believe it (and I'm now pretty hungry)!


  2. Rolling on the floor laughing... On your back with your legs in the air? And did your wife rub your belly? hahaha...

    This bread looks amazing! I didn't make it up north in time, after all. Though I was there in spirit. Hey, maybe you and Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Ivy) can team up and open a food place. I will promote you; be your number one fan. All I ask is for some table scraps now and again.

    1. You are confuse Martha it's Rolling on the flour laughing haha
      No my wife doesn't rub my belly, I'm not Boudha!

      There is still half of the bread left... If I understand you correctly, you would eat up the profit? I couldn't work with Wonder Women, she knows too much (to read with an Italian mafia kind of tone)

    2. You guys are so funny. I'm still learning all kinds of new things each day. Just learned how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker or refined sugars, no soya, and all goood.

      But that's the fun. Glad you're baking, it's great fun to see these posts.

    3. This is just crazy... to do your Ice Cream, do you still used Ice? What about cream Ivy, some of that too? LOL

      Don't you know eh! Martha and I are a Canuck duo, we do show in igloos all over the country ha ha ha

    4. Hahahahaha! Canuck duo. Sounds like a couple of clowns :)

    5. I live in a snow belt where we had a full-blown April snow storm. Igloos, we have many.

      No cream, no dairy, no refined sugars, no soya. Will do a post about it soon because it's so flippin' yummy.

  3. I did notice as well as the part wholemeal. You crack me up.

    1. For any one reading this comment... I am NOT a crack provider, Say NO to drugs folks!

    2. Got your comment on my post today. Thought it was very funny, you warning Tim. That was great. Tim and I both enjoyed that comment.