RSS Feed

Elvis bread

Legend has it that Elvis was quite fond of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Not exactly health food and who knows if it’s even true, but it is the inspiration behind my twist on my signature banana bread (which, I’m proud to day, just brought me over $200 in fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society :)).

Peanut butter and bananas–a classic combination, right? And I must say, it’s positively marvelous in banana bread.

Peanut butter banana bread

How can you resist those swirls of peanut butter?

Elvis Bread (peanut butter banana bread)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 2/3 cup sugar (you can use regular granulated sugar or brown sugar–the latter makes this even more moist!)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (you can also substitute milk, but I highly recommend buttermilk for the texture–it makes the bread very fluffy and tender)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (I used coconut oil, but you can also use butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 very ripe bananas, frozen and then defrosted (the freezing and subsequent defrosting adds unbelievable moisture to this banana bread)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and grease a regular size loaf pan (or 2-3 mini loaf pans)

In a bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon).

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, beat the sugar and oil together until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. While the mixer is running, add in the eggs, one at a time. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, and bananas. Now add the flour mixture, a third of the mixture at a time. As always, be careful not to overmix, or the bread will turn out tough!

Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts if using them, then pour half of the batter into the pan. Drop in the half of the peanut butter and swirl it around with a knife. Top with the rest of the batter, then drop in the rest of the peanut butter and again, swirl with a knife.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown, then cool on a wire rack. And then… enjoy :).

Peanut butter banana bread

Think Elvis himself would approve?

Advertisements

About writejenwrite

Silicon Valley marketer by day, novelist-in-training by night--running addict, foodie, bookworm, pop culture enthusiast, and aspiring philanthropist in between.

One response »

  1. Sounds Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: