Now that you’re an adult, you’re too old to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ok? You’re more sophisticated than that. You drink wine now – out of a box, but still. Wine. That’s so sophisticated.

Fortunately, even though you’re an adult, you don’t have to completely relinquish your PB&J-filled past. Adultify this childhood treat by combining PB&J and banana bread (a super sophisticated, adult-ish food).

PB&J Banana Bread

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 hour
  • Total Time:1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings:10-12 slices
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour (regular white flour will also work)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice (we used almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup jam or jelly of choice (plus 2 tablespoons)
Photo by Nicole Laszlo
Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and apple cider vinegar until frothy.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 4

Once the milk has frothed, whisk in the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg, making sure to mix well.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 5

Stir in the mashed banana to the wet ingredients.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 6

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until the batter is smooth.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 7

Pour half of the batter into a greased loaf pan.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 8

Evenly place 1/4 cup of the jam onto the surface of the batter, then gently swirl the jam into the batter with a knife.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 9

Pour the other half of the batter into the loaf pan, then repeat step 8 with the other 1/4 cup of jam.

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 10

Bake for 60 minutes.

Step 11

Once the loaf has fully cooled, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of jam in the microwave and drizzle it evenly over the bread. Voila!

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Photo by Nicole Laszlo

Step 12

Enjoy!

Photo by Nicole Laszlo
Photo by Nicole Laszlo