For the record, I just found out that one of Elvis Presley's favorite sandwiches was peanut butter, banana, and bacon. It is delicious, omg...
Anyways, back to this bread, I decided that this time I was going to try to combine both the bananas and the peanut butter in the bread since I usually spread peanut butter on my banana bread when I eat it. It came out perfectly! The bananas remained in tact and helped keep the bread moist, while the peanut butter was still able to come through without overpowering the banana. Great success for me! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp Butter
- 4 oz Chopped Walnuts
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 cup and 2 tsp White Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 3 ripe Bananas
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cup AP Flour (AP = All Purpose)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit In a container, combine 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp white sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Then in a medium sauce pan, brown 2 Tbsp of butter on low heat until the butter turns a rich brown color. Once browned, coat walnuts in the butter and then place in the container with the sugar mixture. Shake around and evenly coat the walnuts. Once coated, set walnuts on some parchment paper to dry and move aside.
Step 2: In a bowl, take your three bananas and cut up to fit in the bowl. Then take a fork and mash the bananas, but be sure to keep some lumps in it. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream the 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar together. Add in the peanut butter, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Then slowly start adding in the flour until it has all been added. Lastly, fold in the banana mash, making sure to keep the lumps of banana in there.
Step 4: Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan and cover with your sugared walnuts. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once done, pull out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before taking out of the pan. Enjoy!
Note: Serve with cream cheese (just spread it on your bread as you eat it!)!
Yield: Makes 1 loaf.