Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30-40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

With just the right balance of peanuts and bananas, this easy crunchy peanut butter banana bread proves why these two ingredients are a total dream team.


Non-stick cooking spray

11/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting pan

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 rounded cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/4 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, oil, eggs, milk and peanut butter. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle chopped peanuts across the top.

Bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs.

Let the loaf sit in the pan for 15 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Store in an airtight container.


Adapted from Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito