Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Toasts with peanut butter, apple, banana, walnut and honey

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. PREHEAT THE AIR FRYER: Preheat the Air fryer to 330°F (165°C) and grease a non-stick baking dish.
  2. MIX DRY INGREDIENTS: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. PREPARE WET INGREDIENTS: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, granulated sugar, canola oil, creamy peanut butter, sour cream, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. ADD BANANAS: Stir in the mashed bananas into the wet mixture and beat until well combined.
  5. INCORPORATE FLOUR MIXTURE: Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and gently fold in the walnuts until just combined.
  6. TRANSFER TO BAKING DISH: Transfer the bread mixture evenly into the prepared non-stick baking dish.
  7. COOK IN AIR FRYER: Place the baking dish into the Air fryer basket and cook for about 40 minutes.
  8. COOL AND SERVE: Once cooked, remove the baking dish from the Air fryer and place it onto a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, cut the bread into desired size slices and serve.

 

NUTRITION:

  • Calories: 384
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.3g
  • Sugar: 16.6g
  • Protein: 8.9g
  • Sodium: 189mg

 

Here are some variations of the banana nut bread recipe:

1. Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread:

  • Add ½ cup chocolate chips to the batter for a delightful chocolatey twist.

2. Blueberry Banana Nut Bread:

  • Fold in ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter for a burst of fruity flavor.

3. Coconut Banana Nut Bread:

  • Mix in ½ cup shredded coconut to the batter to add a tropical touch.

4. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Nut Bread:

  • Create a cinnamon swirl by mixing ¼ cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour half of the batter into the baking dish, sprinkle the cinnamon swirl mixture, and then add the remaining batter. Swirl gently with a knife.

5. Nutella Banana Nut Bread:

  • Swirl ½ cup Nutella into the batter for a rich and nutty flavor.

6. Cranberry Orange Banana Nut Bread:

  • Add ½ cup dried cranberries and the zest of 1 orange to the batter for a tangy and sweet combination.

7. Apple Cinnamon Banana Nut Bread:

  • Mix in ½ cup diced apples and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to give the bread a hint of apple pie flavor.

8. Peanut Butter Banana Nut Bread:

  • Replace the creamy peanut butter with chunky peanut butter for extra texture and peanut flavor.

9. Almond Banana Nut Bread:

  • Replace the walnuts with chopped almonds for an almond-infused version.

10. Maple Pecan Banana Nut Bread:

  • Replace the canola oil with maple syrup and use chopped pecans instead of walnuts for a warm and nutty flavor.

11. Lemon Blueberry Banana Nut Bread:

  • Add the zest of 1 lemon and ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter for a zesty and fruity combination.

12. Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread:

  • Mix in ½ cup pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice for a fall-inspired treat.

13. Chai-Spiced Banana Nut Bread:

  • Add 1 teaspoon chai spice mix (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, nutmeg) to the batter for a warm and aromatic flavor.