Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Best banana bakes

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Try our best bakes to use up over ripe bananas, from a tropical malt loaf to our impressive banoffee tart and caramel banana blondies


Do you want to know how to make banana bread moist? Check out the recipe below for expert tips. Or choose one of our fun twists – banana loaf with passion fruit frosting, banana muffins with coconut and raspberries, and banana bread with chocolate. We’ve also included plenty of ideas for banana cake icing (including a super indulgent peanut butter frosting!).

If you’re looking for what to do with over ripe bananas, they are rarely too ripe for baking (check out our guide to use up over ripe bananas here).



  • Our banana cake recipes use bananas and overripe bananas

Banana bread recipes

Banana malt loaf

Use up left over bananas in our moist loaf with tea-infused dried fruit and malt extract. Malt adds an extra nutty caramel taste to this moreish tea time treat.

Banana Bread Recipe with Malt

Dulce de leche banana bread

These mini banana loaves are incredibly easy to make and are topped with dollops of dulce de leche cream. Serve these dainty loaves for an easy afternoon treat for friends and family.

Dulce De Leche Banana Bread Recipe

Candied bacon banana bread

Looking for an alternative banana bread recipe? Try our version that is topped with candied bacon for a sweet and salty combination. Try toasting it for a breakfast idea.

Banana Bread Recipe with Candied Bacon

Classic banana bread

This banana and pecan loaf is a great healthy choice for breakfast if you need to grab something on the run. Made with wholemeal flour, it will keep your energy levels up until lunchtime.

Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

Easy vegan banana bread

Looking for a vegan banana bread? This moist recipe is super moreish and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea or coffee.

Try more of our vegan recipes here...

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Easy banana bread with peanut butter frosting

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

Easy Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana loaf with passion fruit frosting

Our take on the ever-popular banana loaf. Made with pecans and a tropical passion fruit frosting, this is a teatime treat to share with family and friends.

Banana Loaf Cake Recipe With Passion Fruit Frosting

Banana and passion fruit loaf recipe

We have taken the classic banana bread and given it a summery twist. This loaf is a great way to use up overripe bananas, plus it's quick, looks impressive and can be easily frozen.

Banana Loaf Recipe With Passion Fruit

Banana muffin recipes

Coconut, raspberry and banana muffins

Try our recipe for low fat coconut, banana and raspberry muffins. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it comes in under 160 calories per serving, a great mid-morning snack.

Banana Muffins Recipe With Coconut And Raspberry

Banana and almond butter muffins

These delicious banana and almond butter muffins make a great, healthy on-the-go breakfast. Replacing normal butter with almond butter really cuts down the calorie count as well as adding flavour.

Banana and almond butter muffins

Banana breakfast muffins

This recipe for banana breakfast muffins is so delicious that they feel like a treat, but they're each under 200 calories. Make a batch now and you'll have breakfast all week.

Breakfast Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana nut muffins

These banana and nut muffins are easy to make and under 300 calories each. They include chopped peanuts and almonds as well as almond flakes for the topping. Make a batch for breakfast.

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Other banana cakes and bakes

Banana bread cheesecake

Indulge in this glorious mash-up of two favourite sweet treats – a banana bread base topped with creamy vanilla cheesecake, sliced bananas and salted caramel.

Banana Bread Cheesecake Recipe

Spiced pineapple and banana cake

With its tropical notes and its subtle harissa heat, this banana cake serves up a big slice of holiday flavour, topped with a creamy icing. Don’t be scared of the harissa – the flavour mellows in the cooking. Check out our best harrissa recipes here.

Banana and Pineapple Cake Recipe

Banana and chocolate cake with maple cream and crispy bacon

Chef Chris Gillard of London restaurant EartH Kitchen has created an impressive banana cake that with the addition of maple cream transforms it into a delicious dessert. Read our full restaurant review of EartH Kitchen here.

Banana and Chocolate Cake Recipe with Maple Cream

Whisky caramel and banana self-saucing pudding

Add a splash of booze to this banana and caramel dessert for extra indulgence! Ready in under an hour, this comforting pud magically creates its own sauce and is best served warm with a dollop of ice cream. More self-saucing recipes here.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Bananas and Whisky

Butterscotch banoffee tart

Check out this creamy chocolate tart recipe with juicy bananas, salted caramel and old school butterscotch Angel Delight. Impress your friends and family with this super indulgent dessert.

Banoffee Pie Recipe with Butterscotch

Banoffee cake

We've taken a popular banana cake and given it a banoffee pie make-over. Our cake is packed with bananas, covered in creamy caramel buttercream and topped with caramelised bananas for extra indulgence.

Banoffee Cake Recipe

Caramel banana blondies

Blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. This easy tray bake is also packed with banana and rich caramel. Serve at teatime or warm with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding.

Caramel banana blondies

Toffee banana tart

Banana and toffee is a classic flavour combination. Try it in this impressive-looking, delicious, sticky tart and serve it with a decadent toffee cream for extra indulgence.

Toffee-banana tart

Spiced banana tarte tatin recipe

This spiced banana tarte tatin recipe comes from Cinnamon Club. It's easy to make but looks impressive.

Spiced Banana Tarte Tatin Recipe