Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Loaf

Hun... What's for Dinner?- Peanut Butter Banana Loaf

OK, show of hands..... Who's kids still have Halloween candy??? Me, Me!!! Yup, surprisingly we still have quite a bit of Halloween candy left. Not as much as last year, though. Heck, I found myself throwing a bucket full of candy away, a few months before Halloween. This year, I'm trying to be more liberal about the kid's candy consumption, but we still have quite a bit of candy left. So, to help the stash dwindle down a little, I claimed all the Reese's Pieces and decided to add them to a peanut butter banana loaf.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Peanut Butter Banana Loaf

The result was pretty darn tasty. I really liked the peanut butter and banana flavour. Since I cut the sugar down in the loaf, I decided to drizzle it with a peanut butter glaze. HEA-VEN!!! The kids were crazy about this. They could have eaten the whole loaf, in one sitting. That's how yummy it is. Now if only I could figure out what to make with the rest of our Halloween candy, LOL.

Peanut Butter Banana Loaf
printable version

1/4 C creamy peanut butter
1/4 C butter, melted
2/3 C sugar
1 egg
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 C Reese's Pieces candy

1 Tbs peanut butter
1 C powdered sugar
1-2 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8.5x 4.5- inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside

In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and peanut butter, until well combines. Add the egg and melted butter and mix well. Stir in the bananas and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Stir dry ingredients into wet, until just about combined. Fold in Reese's Pieces candy, until just combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour; until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool completely, on a wire rack.

For glaze: In a bowl, combine the peanut butter with the powdered sugar. Whisk in 1 Tbs of milk, until smooth. Add more milk if needed, what you are looking for is a slightly thin and pourable glaze. Drizzle half of the glaze over the cooled loaf. Let set and drizzle with remaining glaze.

Hun... What's for Dinner?- Peanut Butter Banana Loaf

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Spatulas On Parade - Dawn said...

Thanks so much for linking up with us this week at FFF.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness this sounds good! I am hosting a great giveaway on Dining With Debbie. (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. I would love for you to come enter Merry Merry Munchies and the rafflecopter entry. I think you would enjoy either one of these prizes. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html

Winnie said...

WOWWWW such wonderful looking cake!
with the PB and the banana this cake must be moist and delicious
Love your recipe!

Marlys-thisandthat said...

this looks awesome and I would love to make it but hubby has a peanut sensitivity ... so may to wait until he is gone for awhile :). Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday... and congratulations on getting most clicks on the last party.

Krista said...

Oh Cindy! I am drooling. Monkey would love this too! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
You know I just want to run my finger along the outside of that awesome Banana Loaf and just get a little taste of that frosting, sigh. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

HungryLittleGirl said...

Cindy, you have won a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame with this recipe!
Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza!
I will send you a private message on Facebook with the details!23 rymendop

Karen said...

Can this be frozen with or without the glaze?

Cindy Jamieson said...

I would freeze it without the glaze and glaze once thawed.