Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze
Recipe type: High Altitude Baking
  • For the bread:
  • 6.8 oz banana puree, about 2½ very ripe bananas mashed
  • Scant 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • Scant ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 oz water
  • For the glaze:
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • Handful mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 5" loaf pan and line the bottom with a strip of parchment paper.
  3. For the bread: In a large bowl, whisk together the banana puree, sugar, eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and oil until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, stir until just combined.
  5. Whisk in the water until the mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are a golden brown, the center is peaked, and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before glazing.
  8. For the glaze: In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, milk, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk. Pour over the cooled loaf, top with peanuts and mini chips.
Recipe by High Altitude Bakes at