For this version, I’ve upped the ante by adding chunky Crunch Time peanut butter to the batter and swirling in a ribbon of sweet Gorgeous Grape jelly to give it an old-school PB&J twist – you get all the deliciousness of your childhood favorite, only with none of the mess. What’s not to love?
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium bananas)
3/4 cup Crunch Time peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Gorgeous Grape jelly, divided (or any other good-quality jam)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9″x4″ loaf tin and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the mashed bananas, peanut butter, honey, yogurt, egg, oil and vanilla until smooth.
3. In a second large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add the wet ingredients, and stir until just barely combined. Scrape two-thirds of the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
4. Spoon 1/2 cup of Gorgeous Grape jelly onto the batter. Spoon in the remaining batter, then drop small dollops of the remaining 1/4 cup of jelly onto the top. Run a sharp knife in a zig-zag motion through the dollops to create swirls.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a moist crumb. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY
What other jam or jelly flavor would you swirl into this PB&J Banana Bread?
Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of Crunch Time, the peanut butter used in this recipe.
– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 09/25/14 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one jar of Crunch Time peanut butter. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.