Monday, June 11, 2012

Secret Recipe Club - Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Its time for  Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club!  My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from.  I also love that all of my  assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If  you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun! 

This month I was assigned yet another fabulous blog, Sweet Flours.  Allison had so many delicious recipes to choose from and I know this Peanut Butter Banana Bread won't be the only thing I make from her blog.  I chose this particular recipe because I love love love banana bread and who doesn't love some peanut butter?  Also, I had some bananas on the counter that were in perfect banana bread condition. As soon as I saw this recipe I jumped out of my seat and started baking.  I only modified this recipe a tiny bit, I didn't have any chunky peanut butter on hand so I used creamy and then added some dry roasted peanuts. The peanut butter glaze that tops this bread is so good and I will be using it again and again....enjoy!!

recipe adapted from Sweet Flours
What you need:
1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas, about 2
1/3 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 big handful of dry roasted peanuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup each, granulated sugar, brown sugar
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

for glaze:
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon low fat milk
1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.
In another bowl, combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon).  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat just until blended.
Pour the batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake the bread for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack in pan for 10 minutes.  Remove the bread from pan and let cool.
To prepare glaze: combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Drizzle glaze over bread.

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  1. Awesome! I love the glaze on top

  2. Mmmm.., peanut butter, must be truly delicious glaze looks like I want to lick :), beautiful click

  3. This is a family favorite. So glad you enjoyed it. Loving your blog!

  4. Looks delicious and I love that there's flax seed in the recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. That peanut butter glaze makes it for me!

  6. I love a good banana bread and will have to try adding roasted peanuts to the batter next time around!

  7. Lots of banana bread in this months SRC group. Looks great!
    Be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month to link up your pineapple or strawberry recipes Or surf the collection to find some recipe inspiration!

  8. Allison is one of the sweetest bloggers out there! And this banana bread sounds amazing. Can't go wrong when you combine it with PB!

  9. I made this last month and it was so good! :) great choice!

  10. Ah, with the peanut butter on top as an icing. Very nice - and different! Great job on that.

  11. Another peanut butter quick bread. Looks terrific!

  12. Peanut butter and banana go so well together. And I love that this has a glaze!

  13. This is awesome bread Danielle. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Mmm this bread sounds really good! I love banana bread and love the sound of that glaze!!!!! I'll have to try that out next time because I love peanut butter and bananas together!


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