Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway!

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

This giveaway is CLOSED!!!  Congratulations to Barb on winning 🙂

A few years ago, I could take or leave peanut butter.  I’d eat a peanut butter cookie or peanut butter and jelly crackers on occasion, but I could live without it.  Lately, however, all I think about is peanut butter.  I crave it like crazy.  There are fancy Momofuku peanut butter cookies, flourless peanut butter cookies, puppy chow, easy to make fudge, Good Morning Sunshine Bars.  And sometimes I stir it into oatmeal or smear it on a banana.  My food life kind of revolves around peanut butter!

When I’m at the grocery store, I’ve been buying all different kinds.  Different brands, creamy, crunchy, natural, flavored, and of course, lots of peanuts to make my own.  I can’t put enough jars in my cart.  A few months ago, I saw Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter in the store and had to try it since I’ve heard so much about it.  It did not disappoint.  Their Smooth Operator creamy peanut butter is probably my favorite store bought peanut butter.  It’s super creamy, soft, and spreadable, but doesn’t separate like some peanut butters.  It’s also not loaded with not so yummy ingredients, which gives it a sweet peanut flavor that really just makes me happy.

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

When I contacted Peanut Butter & Co. and they offered to allow me to try two of their peanut butters and give them away to one of you, my readers, I jumped at the chance.  There were a few hard decisions, though.  First I had to decide which of their flavors I wanted to try, then what I was going to make.  Decisions, decisions.

I settled on Crunch Time crunchy peanut butter and The Bee’s Knees peanut butter with a bit of honey.  They also were fantastic, the smell alone enough to make me grab a spoon and dig in!  And I chose to make Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread.  It took a couple of tries to perfect, but now this is without a doubt the best banana bread I’ve ever had!  I couldn’t stop popping pieces in my mouth as I was cutting it to share with Dad’s colleagues.  It is so moist and soft with tons of banana flavor enhanced by peanut butter.  I also made a glaze that is so peanut butter-y and delicious.  The glaze takes the bread over the top, but is totally not necessary, as the bread alone is simply delightful.

I know you want to make this bread and try some Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter, so to enter to win one jar of Crunch Time and one jar of The Bee’s Knees, answer the question: What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter?

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

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IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open to US residents only.

The giveaway ends Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator on The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided with samples and the giveaway by Peanut Butter & Co., but all opinions, as always, are mine.

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

 Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway

Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread + Giveaway!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 8 slices



1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon kosher salt

4 ripe bananas, mashed

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup honey

¾ cup Peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


1/3 cup Peanut Butter & Co. The Bee’s Knees

1 tablespoon honey

¼ cup almond milk (regular milk will work too)


Make the bread. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, stir together bananas, sugars, honey, peanut butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out with only a few moist crumbs, rotating halfway through. If at any time the bread begins to get too brown, tent it with foil. I recommend considering tenting after 30 minutes. Allow bread to cool about 10 minutes in pan, before removing from the pan and placing on a cooling rack to cool completely.

When ready to serve, make the glaze. Place peanut butter, honey, and almond milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir to combine ingredients. If the glaze is too thick, add some more milk and microwave again. Pour over the bread, slice, and serve. Bread may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature for a couple hours or in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Larger pieces will take longer.

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  1. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    If I was eating Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonderful, my favorite way to eat it would be right out of the jar (on a spoon, of course!) My favorite dessert is called PB Dream (it has PB mousse, caramel, nuts, and chocolate ganache–I don’t have the recipe because I don’t make it myself–I buy it from a restaurant in Corvallis, OR). I love to make PB cereal bars (using corn flakes or Special K) and I like PB cookies with white chocolate chips. Your recipe sounds delicious! My son eats a banana with PB every single day; I think he’d like it if I made your recipe. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • I hope you do try this recipe. It definitely sounds like it would be a hit in your house, Natalie!

      • Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

        I love that you took the time to reply to my comment–thank you very much! My son would eat banana bread every day if I made it. I’ll make this recipe soon–thanks for sharing 😉 Hope you have a fabulous week!

        • I love to interact with my readers! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment – not a lot of people do. You have a great week too, Natalie 🙂

  2. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

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  3. I have to pick just one way??! 😉 I love peanut butter on a spoon topped with chocolate chips or peanut butter on toast or peanut butter on a bagel or in peanut butter cookies!

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  10. IMO, any way is the best way to eat PB! But I do love it on apples..

  11. I love to eat PB straight from the jar or with frozen bananas.

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  13. I love PB on Ritz crackers or on apples or sometimes just by the spoonful!

    This bread sounds so amazing!!!

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  15. Ooo – this looks so yummy!

    I love peanut butter any way! Even right out of the jar 🙂

  16. Favorite way to eat peanut butter is either right out of the jar, or on baby carrots! 🙂

  17. I love a banana spread with peanut butter for a snack but never thought to put peanut butter in banana bread, sounds wonderful!

  18. Debbie Eccard says:

    I, too, love peanut butter on bananas and now this is a great way to have both in the bread! I also like it on apples, by the spoonful, on celery, with ice cream and whipped cream.

  19. Honey peanut butter! Yum

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  25. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is with oreos!

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  29. On a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! I LOVE Peanut Butter & Co, they are my go to brand. I usually buy them in bulk so I have 7 jars now.. it’s kinda crazy but I can’t get enough! Make sure to try the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl – soooo good!

  30. I never get tired of banana bread recipes! I’m still searching for the perfect no-frills recipe, but this will be a good one to try in the meantime! That peanut butter honey glaze looks divine…

  31. Lisa Santorelli says:

    I love peanut butter any number of ways. My favorite is peanut butter fudge! I’ll have to try your recipe…I live banana bread and peanut butter sounds like a great addition.

  32. Thank you for this really awesome treat! My favorite way to eat peanut butter is on toast. There’s something nostalgic about it. This banana bread WAS quite incredible. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  33. That bread looks SO MOIST! And the glaze – wow, I love it! I bet it’s just so flavorful with the honey, too!

    Saw this on Tasteologie – nice! 🙂

  34. I follow on FB
    and my fave way to eat PB – Any of the 100+ recipes in my cookbook. Or some of the PB cookies on my blog – or bars!

  35. Reese’s Pieces Cookies!

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  39. I love my peanut butter on a huge spoon dipped in milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips

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  45. I don’t live in the US, so don’t enter me in the contest. But I still have to say that my favourite way of eating peanut butter is in savoury dishes. (I love my peanut butter, ginger and rice noodle salad.) However, the rest of my family loves peanut butter in sweets, and I think they’d really like this loaf.

  46. Lisa Langston says:

    With strawberry jam on a piece of wheat bread! Runner up is a wonderful peanut butter cookie of course!

  47. peanut butter cookies are THE best

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  50. no need to enter me, just wanted to say that bread looks insanely delish!

  51. meg peters says:

    right out of the jar!

  52. My favorite way to enjoy peanut butter is on toasted whole grain bread with a smear of honey! Although I may change my mind about favorites after enjoying your Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread!

  53. I can’t breathe without peanut butter. It’s almost like a daily requirement. My favorite way to eat it is by adding a spoonful on top of my oatmeal with a little touch of honey and sea salt. But I totally want to dig in and slice me a piece of that banana bread!

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  55. Oooooh this bread looks amazing and I LOOOVE PB & CO!!! All ways to eat pb are the best ways 😉

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  59. Heck yeah, this bread looks deeeeelicious! I’ll take peanut butter every time. My favorite way to eat it is on a spoon right from the jar. Yum!

  60. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is spread over a toasted english muffin.

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  64. Great looking bread. Truthfully, I only eat peanut butter when I’m sick. I will eat it but it is not my favorite. However, put a Reese’s peanut butter cup in front of me and you better stand out of the way!

  65. Barbara Law says:

    I love all brands of peanut butter, I love to mix a little honey in a bowl with my serving of peanut butter. It makes for a nice snack, and healthy too. This is carried over from a childhood way of eating peanut butter, in the fifties.

  66. Barbara Law says:

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  67. Barbara Law says:

    I am following you on Pinterest now.

  68. I love banana cake and this one looks wonderful moist and delicious!
    I like the glaze, quite original, I would say.

  69. I love to eat peanut butter on rice cakes with some sesame seeds sprinkled on top….OR with vanilla taffy as in an Abba-zaba. MMMMMM

  70. I follow you on twitter! @snixykitchen

  71. I usually plop a large spoonful in a small dish and pour a bunch of chocolate chips over it. I call it my “poor man’s Reese cup”!

  72. Amanda J says:

    I love peanut butter spread on a whole grain waffle and topped with real maple syrup. If I’m feeling really wild, I throw some mini chocolate chips on top. Yum! Best breakfast ever.

  73. was not sure if this was going to work but it did,very moist and tasty i like to dip pretzels into a jar of peanut butter.

  74. Susan Christy says:

    I like Peanut Butter & Banana sandwiches. A lot.

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  77. Wow that glaze takes this humble bread to a WHOLE new level of yumminess! Awesome recipe!!

  78. Love peanut butter….love banana bread…..would not have put the two together. Best of both worlds. Thank you

  79. The Banana Bread had a great texure to it!! The peanut butter fudge was a great addition! And I like Peanut Butter in cookies the best! Thanks!

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  82. Favorite way to eat peanut butter:
    Toast English muffin, smear with butter representative, peanut butter on one side and apple butter or blood orange marmalade on the other. Top with banana slices and drizzle honey. You can squish them together for a sandwich or eat separately. 🙂

  83. straight out of the jar!

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  85. in candy!

  86. Jessica Gappy says:

    Kind of lame but my favorite way to eat peanut butter is with apples.

  87. Jessica Gappy says:

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  89. Jessica Gappy says:

    With as many delightful peanut butter recipes that you post it is surprising to me that you are a recent fan – I would have thought you loved it for a long time! This bread was so good, the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

  90. Nicole S says:

    I love a classic peanut butter sandwich on honey wheat and raspberry jam. Yum!

  91. Great combo. My wife’s favorite but I don’t share sad to say. Very good thank you.

  92. I like peanut butter on a banana.

  93. My favorite is peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks.

  94. on crackers.

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  96. Cheryl W. says:

    My favorite way to enjoy peanut butter is in a delicious, super moist chocolate cupcake with creamy sweet peanut butter icing. Oh my goodness, there is nothing better on earth than that. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  97. Cheryl W. says:

    I follow you on twitter @HeartnSoulmom

  98. Cheryl W. says:

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  100. This looks SO good! My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures! I’m a HUGE peanut butter fan, especially combined with bananas, so I’ll definitely be saving this recipe to make soon!

    By the way, I’m so glad I found your blog because I love all of your recipes! I look forward to visiting again!

  101. The peanut butter banana bread was great.


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