Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have plans to enjoy today with loved ones, whether it’s a significant other or friends :)

For the past week, one lonely very over-ripe banana has been staring at me from my fruit bowl. Yesterday was finally the day to put it out of it’s misery!


As always with my breads and muffins, this bread is 100% whole wheat, low sugar, made without oil or butter, and full of all sorts of nutritious and delicious ingredients.


Besides — peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven. :)


Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread



  • 1 & 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour (NOT regular WW flour — too dense)
  • 3/4 C oats
  • 1/3 C brown sugar (or 1/2 C if you like your bread sweeter)
  • 1/4 C finely ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 & 1/4 C skim milk
  • 1/3 C creamy peanut butter (I used salted)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350.

In two separate bowls, mix dry, then wet, and then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently until the mixture is uniform-ish. Pour mixture into a non-stick or cooking sprayed bread/loaf pan (mine is 9×5) and sprinkle oats on top to make it look pretty. Bake 1 hour — do a fork check near the end to test done-ness.

Dive in headfirst.


Hot bread is one of life’s greatest pleasures, don’t you think?


Yum. I fed my valentine some of this bread for breakfast :) And now I’m off to school! We have a paper due today and yet another test tomorrow — no rest for the weary.

But… it’s going to be 70 degrees and sunny here today, so life is good ;)

Ta ta for now!


  1. 1

    oh my gosh…pb, nanner and bread= heaven.. this is lethal!

  2. 2

    MMMM this looks heavenly!

  3. 3

    This looks fantastic. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. 4

    Looks amazing! :D I love PB and bananas!

  5. 5

    Holy frijole Annie, that bread looks heavenly. We actually do have a couple of past-their-prime nanners hanging out in the kitchen… but banana bread is such a slippery slope for me, diet-wise! Might have to make it anyway and force-feed it to Ben!

  6. 7

    That bread looks amazing! I am definitely going to try it out soon :)

  7. 8

    Yum! I can’t wait to try that bread. Maybe I will add some chocolate to make the trifecta (banana pb choc) complete!

  8. 9

    Your recipe looks delicious!

    Did you use the flaxseed as an egg replacer or could I just omit them from the recipe? I’m allergic to flaxseed!

    I have two bananas that would be perfect for this recipe!

    • 10

      Nope the flax was just added for nutrition – feel free to leave it out :) It’s only an egg replacer when it’s whisked with water first to become gel-ish!

  9. 11

    So simple and delish! PB and bananas love each other. Always love your breads and muffins.

  10. 12

    I’ve heard of pb & banana bread before, but none of the recipes I’ve seen have ever piqued by interest. This one looks great though!

  11. 13

    Oh my word! I want to make this right now but bananas never go bad in our house. :D I might just have to buy some special for this recipe.

  12. 15

    Ohhh lawd, nut butter and banana are my two favorite things in the world! I can’t wait to try this with almond buttah!:)

  13. 16

    Yum! Looks good I may try it this weekend, I have some ripening bananas…

  14. 17

    That looks great. That was sweet of Matt. My husband will be home from overseas Wednesday so we will celebrate probably Friday. He likes home cooked meals when he has been away. We celebrate Valentine’s Day after 40 years of marriage. He doesn’t forget because he knows he will get the cold shoulder if he does.
    That peanut butter banana bread looks devine.

  15. 18

    This looks fabulous! I love warm banana bread. All the better when it’s mingled with peanut butter and served hot from the oven. I love that you used all whole wheat, less sugar, no oil.

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! :D

  16. 19

    This recipe might be the best V-day gift I’ve received. Thanks, Anne. YUM!!

  17. 20

    mmm that bread looks amazing!!! I’ll be making my gluten-free version of this!

  18. 21

    I made this last night and loved it! I packed some in my lunch today and can’t wait to eat it! Thanks for another great, healthy recipe :)

  19. 22

    Mine just came out of the oven. Its smells delicious! I’ll definitely have some during my study break this afternoon. I definitely have too many bananas right now and this was a great way to put them to good use.

  20. 23

    Looks AWESOME! Can’t wait to try this recipe :D

  21. 24

    I am going to make this today! It looks Delish! Thanks for the healthy recipe.

  22. 25

    Sounds great…the pb and banana combo has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I’m definately going to make this recipe. Thanks!

  23. 26

    Just made this last night and ate a slice for breakfast. It’s truly delicious! It is less sweet than I expected (but this isn’t a bad thing). I was also happy to see organic flax seed in my regular grocery store.

  24. 28

    Thanks for the recipe, made some last night, and whipped up some chocolate cinnamon peanut butter to spread on top :)
    I love the texture the oats give, and having less sugar lets the banana flavor shine through!
    It’s a keeper!


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