Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

May 27, 2019 |

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Here's a mouthful for ya…Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread! I say that, not only because it's five words strung up together but also in that you're going to want to cram all this deliciousness into ONE BIG BITE!

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

Obviously…this isn't your typical, run of the mill banana bread. Here's what happened. I was in the mindset to bake something…you know, just to have it around to snack on throughout the day. I stood in front of the freezer for a while, contemplating what I could possibly make with what remained within the blueberry container. There wasn't much left inside of it so I took them out and set it on the counter…figured I'd eat them if nothing came to mind.

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

Then I did the same thing with my pantry. I noticed there was a jar of peanut butter that hardly had enough for a decent sandwich. Plus, we had just bought two large jars that were itching to get opened. So, I set the almost empty jar on the counter beside the blueberries and thought about the combination: Peanut Butter + Blueberries. Can they sit at the same table? Would they play nice together? As I stood at the edge of the counter contemplating the possibilities, I noticed three ripe bananas sitting there…lonely and dejected.**

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

That's when it hit me…Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread! Right there and then, I knew I was on to something. But, I didn't stop there. To bring that extra WOW factor, I decided to throw an oat crumble on top of it all! Annnnd, who needs thin slices? Let's just toss everything out the window and bake this baby in a baking dish! So, so, soooo glad I did because it yielded such a pretty height!

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

Fair warning though, this disappeared quickly. For fear of being judged, I won't disclose who took down the first three pieces. I'll just leave that there and let you come up with your own theories.

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread is a fun and delicious twist on a classic. Add a crunchy Oat Crumble, this treat is not one to be taken lightly!

Ingredients

Oat Crumble

  • 1/2 cup Flour, all purpose
  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom, ground
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter

Bread Batter

  • 2 cups Flour, all purpose
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom, ground
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Sugar, granulated
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp Peanut Butter, creamy
  • 3 medium Bananas, ripe
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Instructions

Oat Crumble

  1. Combine all ingredients in one bowl. Mix with a fork (or pastry cutter) breaking the butter into pea sized pieces. Place bowl in freezer until ready to use.

Bread Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 11 x 7 baking dish by lightly spraying with non stick. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas then add peanut butter and stir well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, corn starch and cardamom. Set both bowls aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Stop and scrape bowl. With mixer on low speed, add egg, vanilla and banana mixture. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stop and scrape bowl. Add half of flour and slowly mix until just combined. Place blueberries in remaining flour and stir to coat them well. Add to batter and continue mixing on low speed until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and smooth out. Remove oat crumble bowl from freezer and gently break up. Spoon over top of batter evenly.
  6. Bake approximately 50-55 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Cardamom: If you don't have it, ground cinnamon can be used instead.**
  • Dark Brown Sugar: If you don't have it, light brown can be used in it's place.
  • Blueberries: I used frozen but using fresh ones would be just as delicious! Choice is yours.

If you're a fan of Banana Bread, then this Honey Banana Bread is right up your alley!

Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Bread

Cori - xoxo