Sunday, 25 January 2015

Peanut Butter and Nutella Banana Bread

A delicious combination of peanut butter and nutella mixed into a banana bread in honour of National Peanut Butter Day! It also has no butter whatsoever which makes it healthier than your traditional banana bread!

Ive been in a baking mood lately...

You may think this is a good thing but when it is used against you as procrastination from revising for exams, then you have a problem. Although to be fair I have been revising every weekday so I think I am allowed to do something I love at the weekend, and by that I mean I literally spending all of Saturday in the kitchen- oh and also friday night...yeah thats how I spend my friday night. WILD I know. Maybe it's celebratory because guess who got an A* on their Biology exam! It was a mock exam but still, I was dead chuffed!

I think the baking count this weekend was a pear pudding 1, Pasta Bake 2 (that counts right?), Morning baked oats 3 and this Banana Bread...4. For me anyways, that is a lot of baking! but I loved it and If that's how full time bloggers roll then hey, I wanna get on that wagon.

All of the mentioned above will be up on ze blog soon hopefully, as I said exams and stuff, but I will try my best to get the content to you guys. I wanted to share this recipe with you today because yesterday it was National Peanut Butter Day! WOOP WOOP! Mark that down on your calendar folks- 24th January.
 If you snooped around here for a while you can probably guess I am a hard core peanut butter girl. I had a craving for bananas too, so I searched the blogosphere for some peanut butter and banana based recipes and then I saw this recipe from Baking Joy- Banana bread with peanut butter AND nutella thrown in too for good measure. Its also has no butter which makes me feel slightly less guilty for eating seventh piece, actually count that eight (eating some right now).

The recipe is slightly different since I only used ingredients that I had in the house and I didn't make the ganache frosting, to which at this point Im kinda regretting... Oh well. But honestly it still tastes amazing by itself or with yoghurt or ice cream. You'll have to bake it yourself and see ^^

Peanut Butter and Nutella Banana Bread

Serves: 1 loaf


  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 225 g (1 cup + 1 tbsp) packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g (2 cups) self raising flour
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 150 ml (2/3 cup) Greek Yoghurt
*feel free to add more or less of the nutella and peanut butter, depending on how you like it


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a loaf or rectangular baking tin with parchment baking paper, covering the base and sides (I used a bit of vege oil to stick the paper to the tin).
2. Whisk the oil and the sugar together either using arm power or an electric whisk (electric probably would have been an easier option) and make sure you have whisked out all of the sugar lumps.
3. Add the eggs one at a time and whisk some more.
4. Fold in the flour and then fold in the mashed bananas, followed by the yoghurt.
5. Pour half of the cake batter into the tin and spoon in the Nutella and peanut butter along the centre. Swirl the two together with a knife in the cake batter like a marble effect.  Pour the rest of the batter over the top.
6. Bake for 45- 50 minutes until risen and golden brown. When out of the oven, leave to cool in the tin and then remove, cut into bars and EAT.