Peanut Butter and Banana Yeast Bread

by Megan on October 24, 2013

Peanut Banana Wheat Bread // take a megabite

Please try to ignore that little dent in the top of the loaf where I tried to flick it for that “hollow” sound and just flicked the hell out of it. Please try to ignore the fact that I can easily take down a loaf of bread in a single lady household. Please make this as soon as you possibly can.

You see, I like to slice a homemade loaf, and package it up in two-slice bags for easy breezy toasting right out of the freezer. I’m going to be honest though… this bread never made it to the freezer. It made it straight to my toaster. Sometimes I’d top it with MORE peanut butter and MORE banana and obvz honey. Sometimes I’d top it with butter, honey, and sea salt. No matter what, I love it. And now I can’t stop thinking about making it again with strict french toast intentions.

P.S. Peace out, Detroit! San Francisco, I’m coming for you! (For the weekend, at least!)

Peanut Banana Wheat Bread // take a megabite

Peanut Butter and Banana Yeast Bread (makes 1 loaf)
Recipe adapted from Serious Eats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm tap water
  • 2 1/4 t active dry yeast
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour (+ more as needed)
  • heaping 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • 1 t salt

Directions:

  1. Whisk the water, yeast, and sugar together. Set aside for 10 minutes, or until foamy. Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer. Add ย yeast mixture and knead with the dough hook until the bowl is clean. If the dough is sticky, add more flour a tablespoon at a time until well-mixed, pliable, and lovely.
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover with a tea towel. Allow to rise for 45-60 minutes. Transfer to a greased bread pan and allow to rise for 30 minutes or until the loaf is just peaking over the sides.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325F. Bake bread for 35-45 minutes or until sounds hollow when tapped and is nice and dark on top. Remove from pan and cool completely. Slice and serve toasted with more peanut butter and bananas or simply butter, honey, and sea salt.

Yay! Click HEREย for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy October 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

this bread is a dream come true! have the best trip!

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Thanks, girlfriend! I’ll tell Carl you said hey!

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Tieghan October 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

Love this bread! All my favorite things!
Have a great trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Thanks, Tiegz!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

Loving this!! Such a fabulous flavour for a yeast bread ๐Ÿ™‚

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Thanks, Katrina!

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Amy Armstrong October 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

I was wondering if you have the nutritional information. This bread sounds declicious and if like to try it for breakfasts! But I’m diabetic and would like to know the carb count. Thanks!

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Hey Amy, sorry, I don’t! But if you pop the ingredients into a nutritional site, it should tell you.

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking October 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

Dude, so easy! Love this. I need bread in my house and am too lazy to get dressed to go to the store. I should just make this instead. Have a fun trip!

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Yeah girl yeah! Let’s toast to toast!

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Deanne October 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Looks amazing. All we’ve got in SF right now is fog so hope you like that!

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Oh, I’ll eat fog sandwiches erryday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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dixya| food, pleasure, and health October 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

im sure it wont last in my house for very long either – its got everything to die for. Have a great time in SF ๐Ÿ™‚

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Megan October 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thanks, Dixya! <3

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Averie @ Averie Cooks October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

What an awesome idea to add the PB (and banana) right into the dough! So cleaver! I need to try this! Pinned!

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Jayne October 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

I love this flavour combi a lot. I just bought a new jar of creamy peanut butter and there are about 5 frozen bananas in the freezer.

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Ellie@Fit for the soul October 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I’ve seen a bunch of creative foods out there~but I have to say–this is probably one of the simplest, yet coolest bread creations ever! I never thought about making yeasty bread with PB in it. Between me and my husband we’d probably finish it within 3 days, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m pinning this! Gorgeous pictures. (I know, I sound like a broken record but I always love your photo setup)

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Rachel @thedessertchronicles October 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

This is an AMAZING idea! I can only imagine how great it would be to eat a pb & j with banana on this bread. Definitely need bake a loaf soon!

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