banana peanut butter bread

I found this recipe while searching for whole wheat pizza dough on the net.  It uses whole wheat flour too.  Quite tasty and a bit different.  It is a rainy day and baking seems appropriate.  The house smells amazing.  I wish I could capture it and send that over this post.

Preheat oven to 350.

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking flour

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup peanut butter ( I used extra crunchy )

2 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup heavy cream

4 soft bananas

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips

Mix together the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter.  Add in the light brown sugar, vanilla and eggs.  Mix together.  Mix together the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.  Then incorporate in to the other mixture.  Mix thoroughly.  Add the peanut butter chips.

Bake in a loaf pan for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  I doubled this recipe so I used 3 loaf pans plus a brownie pan.  I ran out of loaf pans.  This recipe makes a lot!

Not sure how I feel about the whole wheat flour I used.  It is from Amber Waves Farm.  My whole wheat pizza dough is still suspect.  More on that later. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. chefbikram

    Ha, this caught my eye for two reasons:first, my 4 year old and i made brazilian whole banana pie today (we are exploring Brazil). i got the recipe from allrecipes and it’s decent, but would need some serious tweaks for a second round. i posted my review and tweak suggestions on the all recipe site. let me know if you’re interested.second, i was reading about the calorie load in the average bran muffin and i will be blogging this week about a great chocolate and banana muffin/cup cake recipe. it’s a winner.e

    1. Gotham Gal

      Calorie load on a muffin is huge! I will check out your recipes.Love that you are exploring Brazil.

  2. skysurfer172

    “The house smells amazing. I wish I could capture it and send that over this post.”There is a whole new startup opportunity somewhere in your above quote. :-)Btw, Paris was excellent, thanks for the tips! When next you plan a trip to Italy, please consider the Langhe valley (Alba, Barolo, Bossolasco), southeast of Turin. Truffles, peidmontese wine and the “slow food” movement will sure to impress and delight the foodie in you. They had to pull me away from the dinner tables.Nick

    1. Gotham Gal

      Smell over the internet and tele-transportation would be two businesses I’d love to be a part of but not seeing that come to life so quickly.”They had to pull me away from the dinner tables.”. That sums up an amazing trip!