Peanut butter banana bread

Easy banana bread with peanut butter frosting

  • serves 12
  • Easy

It’s hard to improve on a classic banana bread, but we think the peanut butter addition just edges it! A real nutty twist on everyone's favourite. Serve with your freshly brewed morning coffee



  • butter 50g, softened
  • crunchy peanut butter 100g
  • soft brown sugar 100g
  • plain flour 125g
  • wholemeal flour 75g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • eggs 2
  • very ripe bananas 4, mashed


  • butter 75g
  • soft cheese 75g
  • smooth peanut butter 75g
  • icing sugar 200g
  • toasted chopped peanuts 1 tbsp, to finish (optional)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the butter, crunchy peanut butter, sugar, flours, baking powder, eggs and bananas in a bowl and beat together with an electric beater.

  • Step 2

    Spoon into a lined and buttered 450g loaf tin. Bake for 1¼-1½ hours, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then lift out and cool completely on a rack.

  • Step 3

    To make the frosting, beat the butter until soft, then beat in the soft cheese and peanut butter followed by the icing sugar. Frost the loaf and scatter over the peanuts, if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 386
  • Fat 18.8g
  • Saturates 8.3g
  • Carbs 45.2g
  • Sugars 31.4g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 7.7g
  • Salt 0.6g