This peanut butter honey banana bread is filled with protein and lighter than the alternative homemade banana bread recipe! This healthier peanut butter honey banana bread has no refined sugar and less flour too!
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good healthy meal as much as the next person, but let’s be honest with ourselves. Rich, decadent desserts, like Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Cake, are sometimes way more fun to make. Who doesn’t love chocolate on chocolate on peanut butter?!
Okay, enough about my insane cake problems and back to the point of this post: Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread.
Despite the fact that I’m dissing on lighter desserts and breads (clearly I’m a carb-o-holic), this Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread was in fact both fun to make and eat. It’s totally, most definitely, a win-win situation.
This Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread is a little thing I like to call ‘covertly’ lighter. On the outside appearance, this banana bread looks like your typical classic banana bread recipe. However, when cut on the inside, you can see this oat-y texture, which is different from banana bread. The oats, while also tasting amazing, replace a lot of the white flour in this recipe, which is part of the reason it is considered ‘lighter.’
It also is refined-sugar free, as the honey and peanut butter provide great flavor. Plus, the lack of sugar makes this banana bread recipe almost entirely guilt-free. I would even go so far to say 98% guilt-free, if not 100% guilt-free. But, I’ll let you be the judge of that one. 😉
Aren’t mini-sized things just better?
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 large bananas
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Mix oil and 1/4 cup of peanut butter together until smooth. Next, add in 1/2 cup of honey and stir. Lastly, add in the egg.
In a small bowl, mash bananas. Next, add in 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, and 1 tsp vanilla. Set aside.
In another bowl, stir flour, oats, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just incorporated. Next, add in the banana mixture. Once all ingredients are combined, pour into greased pans.
For mini loaves, it takes about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For small loaves, about 40 minutes. For a medium loaf, about 50-55 minutes.
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