EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE with Peanut Butter Glaze makes me think that I might just be able to bake after all! Anyone can make Simple Banana Bread and today is the day! That salted peanut butter banana bread glaze takes the cake, literally! This Banana Bread is something your family will crave and request time and time again. The ultimate easy bread recipe.
Easy Banana Bread is a must make whether you’re new to baking or an old pro.
Can you believe I’m 35 years old and have never made banana bread?! I can believe it…I didn’t boil water until age 30…but still. I’m a little shocked that I’ve had this site for 5 years and never made banana bread. So let’s skip all the regular recipes and go straight to THE BEST shall we?
This EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE WITH PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE is the stuff of the Gods and I’m so excited about it!
Pat and I are supposed to be on a New Years diet (insert eye roll here) but I have been sneaking off to the pantry to eat this Easy Banana Bread Recipe with a fork for days. Can you blame me?!
Tips for making this EASY Banana Bread Recipe:
This version is so easy that anyone can do it. If you’re intimidated by baking (totally normal, I still am!) and specifically baking breads (HELLO, ME!), don’t be. Anyone can master this delicious and simple recipe and you’ll be using up those brown bananas instead of tossing them in the trash. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach when shopping for bananas and I ALWAYS have extras left over. Now I have the perfect way to use them and I’m pretty darn happy about it.
This Peanut Butter Glaze is the stuff of legend. Just try to not eat it with a spoon.
Now that we’ve discussed the bread, let’s talk about that Salted Peanut Butter Glaze. It’s almost an icing…but thin enough to be a glaze. I am IN LOVE with it. There’s something about peanut butter and bananas that are a match made in heaven. Next time I might add in some chocolate chips because I live life on the edge.
Now that I typed that I’m craving it like you wouldn’t believe. Banana Bread is just BEGGING to be smothered in peanut butter glaze. I mean, that’s my dream as well. Good on you, Simple Banana Bread.
Do you have to use very ripe bananas for Banana Bread:
Bananas are easier to mash (and therefore easier to quickly incorporate into a smooth batter), sweeter, and smell stronger when they are overripe. That makes bananas that you might not want to eat for breakfast PERFECT for baking. If your banana has turned black, however, it’s time to throw it in the trash. Use up those bananas before its too late! (hint hint)
Why is my Banana Bread sinking in the middle?
Usually bread recipes can rise too quickly and then sink in the middle if you’re using too much baking powder. This is why baking is more of an exact science than cooking. I always follow a baking recipe as closely as possible.
How long can you keep Banana Bread?
When properly stored in an airtight container, this banana bread should last 1-2 days on your counter or up to 1 week in the fridge. You can also freeze it without the glaze. YAY!
If you loved this easy bread recipe, be sure to check out some of our other favorite simple desserts; Easy French Silk Pie, Truly Easy Angel Food Cake, and Carrot Cake Bars. If it’s Quick Bread Recipes you crave, we especially love our Cheesecake Stuffed Apple Bread or Cinnamon Sugar Bites.
See the recipe card below for How to Make Easy Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze. Enjoy!
Easy Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze
For the Bread:
- 4 bananas (1½ cups mashed)
- ½ cup canola oil
- 3 eggs large, room temperature
- 1½ cups dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter Jif works well
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
For the Bread:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and cut a piece of parchment the length of the pan and 4 inches wider than the pans width (it should stick up 2 inches over each side of the pan, when placed inside the pan). Place the paper in the pan and spray it. Once the bread is baked, the paper will be used like a sling to lift the bread out of the pan.
- Place bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well to blend.
- In another small bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture to the banana mixture. Mix just until flour is incorporated.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the bread.
- Place tin on a cooling rack, and let bread rest 5 minutes before removing it from the pan. Cool completely then drizzle with the Peanut Butter Glaze. *See note.
For the glaze:
- In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and sea salt. Whisk until smooth, set aside until bread cools completely.
*Note: The bread is delicious even without the glaze. It can be served warm or cold.