Peanut Butter, Banana and Strawberry Bread

Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!!!

I normally don’t celebrate these kind of holidays since there are so many of them, but this one is near dear to my heart!  Why?  Because it is peanut butter and you know how much I LOVE peanut butter!  So with today’s celebration I decided to make a Peanut Butter, Banana and Strawberry Bread!

peanut butter, banana and strawberry bread

The inspiration for this recipe is that horrible Chobani yogurt!!!  Darn those yogurt makers!  You know I’m only kidding!  I LOVE you!!!  Maybe I love you too much!!  I think my Husband thinks so!  lol  Chobani was kind enough to send me a shipment of their newest flavors, banana and pear.

Chobani Banana and Pear Greek Yogurt

I honestly thought, ehhh, banana?  I know I’ll like the pear but banana.  Oh my gosh, I was so wrong, so so wrong!!!  I added some strawberry jam and peanut butter and gave it a mix.  I was in heaven!  I was in heaven so much I ate two in a row!  It’s unbelievable!   I’m not much for flavored Greek Yogurt, but Chobani’s Banana made me change my mind!!  I can tell you, I am stocked up on this newest  Greek Yogurt!  Thanks Chobani for giving me another obsession!  Here is my yogurt concoction, the second photo is all mixed together!

Chobani Yogurt with Strawberry Jam and Peanut Butter

Now back to my banana bread!  When making this bread I did use greek yogurt, and my intention was to use Chobani’s Banana Greek Yogurt, but I ate it all, so I used my Chobani plain greek yogurt!  It was perfect!  I just added a banana to make up for the banana taste I was craving!

peanut butter, banana and strawberry bread

I thought of using jam for my bread, but I found some gorgeous  fatty, red strawberries from Driscoll’s.  I was afraid I wouldn’t find any precious berries this year, since the past month they haven’t looked very good.  Just check out these fat bad boys!  They were perfect in this bread and eating plain!  Sorry there are not many berries in the picture.  I ate them all too!

Driscoll Berries

I have to tell you this bread is so moist, chock full of strawberries with a wonderful peanut butter taste and a hint of banana.  I based this recipe on last weeks Apple and Cinnamon Walnut Bread.  I was pretty stoked, because this recipe made 4 mini loaves, which will last me and my Husband throughout the week.  I plan on making some french toast with it or maybe eating it with a dollop of peanut butter, after all you can’t have too much peanut butter.

peanut butter, banana and strawberry bread

Peanut Butter, Banana and Strawberry Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20 Slices

Serving Size: 1 Slice

Peanut Butter, Banana and Strawberry Bread

A healthy, moist quick bread made with bananas, peanut butter and chock full of fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

  1. 1 Cup Greek Non Fat Plain Yogurt
  2. 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  3. 2 tbsp coconut oil or canola oil
  4. 3/4 cup NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose or 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 3 egg whites
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 2 tbsp. milk
  8. 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  9. 1 Cup whole wheat pastry flour
  10. 1/4 cup flax seed, ground
  11. 2 tbsp wheat germ
  12. 2 tsp baking powder
  13. 1/2 tsp salt
  14. 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  15. 1 cup strawberries, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease one 9- x 5-inch loaf pan or 4 mini loafs with cooking spray; set a side.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, banana, coconut oil, sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract and milk; mix until until blended.
  4. In a separate bowl add flour, flax seed, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; Mix together.
  5. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture, be careful not to over mix.
  6. Fold in strawberries
  7. Pour batter into prepared baking pans. Use the back of the spoon to smooth batter out.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour for 1 large loaf or 30 – 35 minutes for 4 mini loafs, or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

Notes

Calories per slice with NuNaturals: 109.6, Fat: 5.3, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 144, Potassium: 63.7, Carbs: 16.5, Fiber: 2.2, Sugar: 1.5, Protein: 4.7

Calories per slice with Sugar: 118.2, Fat: 5.3, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 144, Potassium: 63.7, Carbs: 14.3, Fiber: 2.2, Sugar: 6.5, Protein: 4.7

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peanut butter, banana and strawberry bread

I am loving today and I am loving this banana bread!  What a great way to get ready for the weekend!!!  I am just so happy right now, and I don’t know why?  I guess it’s because it’s my day!!  I think I’ll celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day with making some homemade Peanut Butter and lots of treats to use it with!  I can’t wait!  Now for work to be over with and soon!  Please day, don’t drag!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Toodles,

Jennifer

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Comments

  1. I like to think of every day as peanut butter day…but I suppose today is the REAL day. I better eat an extra spoonful!

    I love your PB banana bread…and with strawberries…even more awesome!
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  2. Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day to you too, from one peanut butter lover to another. =)
    And, the bread looks awesome!
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  3. This cake looks so moist and delicious! YUM!
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  4. Thanks so much for linking up another great recipe to Fridays Food Frenzy! Im with you – one can never have too much PB.
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  5. This bread looks so moist and tasty! Love this combo of flavors!
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  6. Can you truly go wrong with any of the flavors in this incredible bread? And I love the use of greek yogyrt and coconut oil. I’ev been meaning to try my favorite banana bread recipe with coconut oil instead of butter. I LOVE baking with coconut oil!

  7. This looks wonderful. Coconut oil, bananas, strawberries & only 1 c of flour for the whole thing? They must really be true mini-loaves :)
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