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Peanut Butter & Banana Whole Wheat Quick Bread Recipe

This whole wheat quick bread turns a favorite childhood sandwich, peanut butter and banana, into a low-fat snack or easy breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Recipe
Servings: 12 Slices (1 Loaf)
Calories: 184kcal


  • 4 medium ripe bananas well mashed
  • 1/3 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed flax meal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl, with a hand mixer), combine the mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and canola oil. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Add the granulated and brown sugars, and mix again until combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Beat until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Tap the pan sharply two times on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Serve.


Inspired by a Cooking Light Magazine recipe


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg