PB&J Banana Bread

I’ve just a few thank-yous to toss on the market for this recipe. To begin with, a thank-you to Michelle of Fortunate Style Buds for masterminding the Peanut Butter Jelly Banana Bread recipe that I modified solely barely (I added vanilla and cinnamon, used half the quantity of sweetener, and opted for unsweetened forms of each vanilla almond milk and applesauce). Extra on the magnificent bread in a bit.

I need to additionally – belatedly – thank Elina of Wholesome and Sane for internet hosting a giveaway for NuNaturals Stevia merchandise some time again. I used to be one of many fortunate winners, and have been experimenting with the corporate’s NuStevia Sweetener Stevia Baking Mix in a wide range of baked items and desserts.

My tackle this 100% pure, low-calorie (15 per Tbsp), preservative- and synthetic sweetener-free sugar substitute is as follows:

  • My first selection of sweetener will at all times be of the non-refined selection (date sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, and so forth.).
  • Simply as I do with all types of sugar, I take advantage of conservative quantities of the Stevia Baking Mix in my baked items… all sweeteners are finest consumed carefully!
  • Although there may be some controversy surrounding the dietary profile of Stevia, I might a lot sooner eat it than any of the synthetic sweeteners on market cabinets.
  • Though it has a barely distinctive taste when tasted straight from the container, the Stevia Baking Mix melds proper into batters as soon as baked.

If you happen to’re on the lookout for a low-calorie, all-natural sugar substitute, give this product a attempt!

Okay, again to the grub…

I can’t sing the praises of this tender, flavorful fast bread loudly sufficient!  In each chew the wealthy peanut butter taste is complimented by the refined sweetness from the bananas and strawberry jam.  Every little thing I like a few PB&J and banana sandwich is jam-packed into one hearty slice of drool-worthy bread.

I sometimes freeze half of no matter batch of baked items I’ve most just lately made, however one thing tells me this loaf gained’t get the prospect to see the within of our freezer. In actual fact, I wager it gained’t even final every week within the fridge.

PB & J Banana Bread

barely tailored from Fortunate Style Buds

yields 10-12 slices


  • 1 cup entire wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp floor cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Mix (or different sweetener of your selection)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp floor flaxseed meal blended with 4 Tbsp water (or 2 eggs, evenly whisked)
  • 1 cup all-natural clean or chunky peanut butter (I like to recommend chunky for a pleasant crunch!)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/3 cup jam of your selection


  1. Warmth oven to 350 levels F. Coat a loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray. Line the ready pan with parchment paper.
  2. Stir collectively dry substances (flour by baking powder) in a big bowl.
  3. Mix moist substances (milk by canola oil) in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour moist substances into dry and mix till simply moistened.
  5. Pour one half of the batter into the ready loaf pan. Unfold a layer of jam excessive of the batter. Pour the remaining batter on high of the jam.
  6. Bake in oven for 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the middle of bread comes out clear. Enable to chill within the pan for about 10 minutes, then take away the loaf with the parchment paper (this enables for simpler slicing). Let cool one other 10 minutes or so earlier than slicing and devouring.