PB&J Banana Bread – peanut butter banana bread with a drizzle of jam and topped with a streusel topping and chopped peanuts. Everything you love about pb&j in banana bread!
If you want a more classic banana bread, try my Banana Nut Bread recipe!
I’m going through this weird sandwich thing right now.
I don’t eat sandwiches often, I’m just really not a fan. Like, twice a year I’ll crave a Subway Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki but that’s basically it. And y’all know I’m addicted to Jimmy John’s but since I get the lettuce wrapped sandwich, I consider that more of a portable salad.
A portable salad with mayo oozing out the sides but a portable salad nonetheless.
In the past two weeks, I’ve had Subway, Jimmy John’s with actual bread, and Schlotzsky’s. Because I want ALL THE SANDWICHES. I even plotted out a route for this week’s Pyrex search that takes me right by a Firehouse Subs since we don’t have one in my part of the city.
How To Make PB&J Banana Bread
- Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt) to remove any lumps
- In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, butter, and peanut butter
- Combine dry and wet ingredients and stir until well combined
- Use a rubber spatula to fold in chopped peanuts
- Transfer batter to a loaf pan
- Drizzle batter with jam and swirl with a butter knife to marble slightly
- Make the streusel topping by combining brown sugar and flour; use a pastry cutter to cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs; add peanuts
- Sprinkle streusel over batter
- Bake about 70 minutes
- Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack too cool completely
- Don’t slice until it is cooled completely!
How Long Is Banana Bread Good For?
Banana bread is fine on the counter for up to 4 days. Make sure it’s covered or in a a container of some sort. The texture will start to change the longer it sits because it will start to try out. So it’s best to consume within the first couple days.
Can You Freeze Banana Bread?
Yes, banana bread freezes wonderfully! I like to freeze inividual slices so when we want one, we can just pull it out but you can also freeze an entire life. Wrap in foil tightly and then put in a freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.
Deforst overnight on the counter before serving. Or to defrost quickly, remove from bag and foil and microwave for about 20 – 30 seconds.
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PB&J Banana Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 ½ cups mashed bananas, 4 to 5 medium
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup chopped peanuts
- ⅓ cup jam
For the streusel topping:
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup chopped peanuts
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, beat together eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, butter, and peanut butter. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture and stir until all the flour is just moistened; it should be lumpy. Fold in chopped peanuts.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Drizzle with the jam and swirl slightly to marble.
- To make the streusel topping, stir together brown sugar and flour. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in peanuts. Sprinkle this over the bread.
- Bake about 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If it starts to get too dark, tent with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 6g
Patricia Trest says
Iam going to make the pbj bread Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Just stumbled across this on good ‘ol Pinterest and really want to make it. I don’t like nuts though, what do I have to change if I don’t put in the 1/4 cup chopped Peanuts? Thanks :D
You should be able to just leave them out and not change anything else. Let me know how much you love it! :)
Awesome..will definitely try it :D Thank you
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
i want to make this and then toast it and put more peanut butter and jelly on it. and then die. last meal.
your sandwich cravings are so funny
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I keep trying to comment and keep getting this error message that your site is down…sufficed to say I LOVE everything about this & Pinned! :)
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
I love sandwiches. I’ve had them for lunch for almost two weeks straight and not sick of them yet! This is such a creative bread recipe – I love it! Also tall bread is so much better – I hate those recipes that create squat loaves of bread haha.
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
Peanut butter banana bread with pockets of jam inside? Oh, boy, you totally have me convinced that I need this awesome looking bread!!! And I hear ya on the sandwich cravings…this cleanse/challenge has me wanting all the carbs in the world. LOL now I’m craving a Subway sub too :-)
Cathy Perez says
I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and this bread version sounds amazing, I’m going to have to make it.
omgosh, it looks delish, anything peanut buttery is a keeper with me!!