Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

Peanut butter and apples go together. Peanut butter and bananas go together. Apples and bananas go together.

It all works so well together.

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread - Jazz up regular banana bread with peanut butter and apples! A perfect combo that tastes amazing together!! Fast, easy, no mixer required, and a hit with everyone!

The recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients into one super soft, moist loaf that’s filled with harmonious flavors and wonderful textures in every bite.

I have over 40 different recipes for banana bread and dozens more for banana muffinsbanana cakes but I’ve never tried this combo and I’m so glad I did.

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The peanut butter flavor doesn’t overwhelm the homey taste of banana bread with some apple flavor coming through.

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread - Jazz up regular banana bread with peanut butter and apples! A perfect combo that tastes amazing together!! Fast, easy, no mixer required, and a hit with everyone!

It’s a fast, easy, no mixer recipe and because I used oil there’s no butter to cream and no mixer to dirty. Oil keeps bread softer and springier than butter, and I prefer it.

Baking with bananas and apples adds so much moisture that it’s impossible to have a dry loaf. Throw in peanut butter and peanut butter chips and you’re destined for success. My family said this is the best bread I’ve ever made. Until next month. But for now, I’ll take the compliment.

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread - Jazz up regular banana bread with peanut butter and apples! A perfect combo that tastes amazing together!! Fast, easy, no mixer required, and a hit with everyone!

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

Peanut butter and apples go together. Peanut butter and bananas go together. Apples and bananas go together. The recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients into one super soft, moist loaf that’s filled with harmonious flavors and wonderful textures in every bite. The peanut butter flavor doesn’t overwhelm the homey taste of banana bread with some apple flavor coming through. It’s a fast, easy, no mixer recipe and because I used oil there’s no butter to cream and no mixer to dirty. Baking with bananas and apples adds so much moisture that it’s impossible to have a dry loaf. Throw in peanut butter and peanut butter chips and you’re destined for success.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 small bananas)
  • 1 cup grated apples (about 2 small or 1 extra-large grated on the coarsest blade of a box grater; I used unpeeled gala apples)
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips (butterscotch chips or a mix-and-match combination of peanut butter and butterscotch chips may be used)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the the first seven ingredients, through vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don’t overmix.
  4. Add the bananas, apples, and fold gently to combine.
  5. Add the peanut butter chips and fold gently to combine.
  6. Turn batter out into the prepared pan , smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for about 60 to 65 minutes (I baked 63 minutes) or until the top is golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Tip – Tent the pan with a sheet of foil draped loosely over it in the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking to prevent top and sides from becoming overly browned before center cooks through. Baking times will vary based on moisture content of bananas, apples, climate, and oven variances. Bake until done; watch your bread, not the clock and don’t worry if it takes longer to bake than the baking estimates provided.
  8. Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving. Optionally, serve with or glaze with Peanut ButterHoney Butter, Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze, or Cream Cheese Glaze. Bread will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Adapted from The Best Strawberry Bread and Zucchini Banana Bread

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42 comments on “Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread”

  1. This would be fantastic any time of year but it does make me think of fall. Love the combo of apple and PB–and I’d have to do the chip mix because there’s no way I could choose!

    • The chip mix was awesome. Butterscotch chips are some of my fave! And this would be great any time of year but I did try to do the fall/apple thing before jumping right into pumpkin :)

  2. You’re on a banana bread kick! But actually, with that many recipes, you’re probably on a kick forever. And your banana bread always photographs SO well. Adding apples just makes sense. You know, PB and apple is one of my favorite snacks!

  3. I love this combo! I love that you put them all together. :)  I don’t think you can have too many delicious banana bread recipes.  

  4. The apples in this are just wonderful!! Really fun banana bread recipe Averie!

  5. I am so craving banana bread it’s not even funny. I think I’ll break out the toaster oven this weekend, ha!! Love that you combined all three. They are the perfect trinity!

    • Totally agree they are the perfect trinity! I forgot you’re still living ovenless during the remodel. Well it’s 92F here at the coast today. Dying with no a/c and cooking ‘fall’ recipes so just be glad you ‘can’t bake’ right now.

  6. Love this for breakfast!! Pinned & Happy Friday!!

  7. We all know that peanut butter and banana is the bomb, it the most delicious and classic flavor, and Gosh that breads looks so rich and scrumptious. Pinning and sharing with the world!

  8. I could eat the whole loaf no problem! Gorgeous loaf, Averie! 

  9. I love unexpected flavor combos–and I love bread–this sounds like a winner!

  10. I love love love this combination! I can always use a new banana bread recipe! Yum!

  11. What a delicious banana bread. I love the ingredient combination and how moist it is!

  12. This is genius! I love the combination of peanut butter and apples <3

  13. Peanut butter, apples, and bananas!? Best idea ever. I need to try this recipe!

  14. Wow, you have so many bread recipes, and they all loos so delicious.

  15. Hi averie,

    I made this on fri, shortly after you posted it. It came out so soft. I have tried a few of your quick breads. So far I love the carrot apple one the most.
    Would u consider creating a banana bread including biscoff? Just asking…zero pressure.
    I am so excited about your fall posts.

  16. Just tucking into this!  Great recipe – used regular plain yogurt and walnuts instead of chips.  Did not peel my apple.  Came out wonderful and moist.  Its almost half gone as I type :)

  17. Apples and peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks, and peanut butter and bananas are a favorite breakfast.  I’ll have to try this for both!

  18. Can I make this without sour cream or yogurt? It’s too much of a pain to go out in the snow with a four month old to get it.

  19. OH MY GOSH. This is amazing. I watched this like a baby because I didn’t want it to overcook. It is SOOOO good!! I want to eat it all right now. But then there won’t be any left..

  20. I would love to try this! Can applesauce be substituted for the grated apples and/or some of the oil?  Curious if anyone has tried this and in what combination. Thanks!

  21. Hi Carrie!

    I’ve never made bread before and this is probably a silly question: can you freeze bread dough like you do the cookie dough and bake it later?

    Thanks!

    • You’d be better off to make the bread straight through, then freeze it, rather than freeze the dough. Bread freezes really well in general although I haven’t personally frozen this one.

  22. ***Averie –sorry! My phone did autocorrect :(

  23. Hi Averie,

    I made this last night, and it turned out great! It took over 75 minutes for this to bake in a toaster oven. Since I am in a warm climate, I don’t want to heat up the house. I let it sit over night, and tried it this morning. Delicious!

    Thank you.

  24. I tried this peanut butter apple banana recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this recipe at least one time you will love it.
    Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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