Back in April I made a yummy loaf of peanut butter and chocolate chip banana bread. I got so many comments on this recipe- it was a huge hit. The addition of a peanut butter glaze brought the bread to a whole new level. If I remember correctly the loaf didn’t last long in the house!
This past week we had quite a few black bananas in the fridge. My aunt asked me to bake banana bread so I immediately thought of the above recipe. I made a few modifications to the previous recipe based on what ingredients I had in the kitchen. Instead of a loaf, I baked the batter into muffins for easy portability. The resulting muffins are great for a snack or for an on-the-go breakfast.
Funny story- I made the muffins right before I went to the gym. I was in a rush to make it to body pump so I asked my aunt to bake them off. When I got home I saw that they had turned out great.
It didn’t occur to me until yesterday morning (2 days later) that I completely forgot about the peanut butter glaze!!! Without the peanut butter glaze the muffins are pretty plain. They have a good banana and peanut butter flavor but are only slightly sweet. I definitely recommend not forgetting the glaze
- 1-2 mashed ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mash bananas with a fork, getting it as smooth as possible.
- In a large bowl combine banana, applesauce, peanut butter, butter and eggs.
- Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.
- Combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended.
- Pour batter into a greased muffin tin.
- Bake 18-20 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
- To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
- Drizzle glaze over bread.