Banana Peanut Butter Loaf

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a watch shop repairing a few of my watches – I am watch crazy, and I have 8 on my display with more hidden. As soon as I get bored of my watches, I make it a point to carry it back home and distribute to my cousins who think I have an awesome watch collection! Hehe… OK, back to what I was saying. The gentleman at the counter and I stuck up a casual chat. He happened to be from the place close to HD’s. As we spoke, he hinted that he was trying to get somebody to take care of his shop and go back to home as his wife was not keeping well. I just shook my head and then he said, “Actually, she has shown an early symptom of cancer.” As soon as he said that, I looked at his face, which was saddened at the thought of it. I don’t know why he said that to me since we were total strangers, but the thought gave me a startle. Allah, are you telling me that You have not tested us with trials as grave as this one? I told him that I sincerely wish that Allah gives her relief at the soonest. I also prayed silently that He does not test us with trials that can rip us off in every way – physically, mentally and financially…There are so many people around us who are suffering in silence, in ways that we do not know… Don’t we always think that our troubles are the worst? May Allah relieve the pain of all those who are going through it in their way…

 

Another banana bake after long time… I have slowed down on my banana bakes thanks for Rasha! Most of the time, I end up eating it all… This recipe was found in a weekend magazine and as soon as I saw it, I pinned it on my fridge door. I found a perfect opportunity to bake this when we had decided to go for a visit to the zoo along with HD’s cousin and family. After a round inside the zoo, we settled down and dug into this cake. Even the banana averse Rasha had two slices! I think she ate it more because of her hunger pangs more than anything else! I must say that the combination of the peanut butter and banana along with the crunch of walnuts and the melted chocolate was just too good to resist! The recipe is adapted from Chef Silwena Rowe.

 

Linking this to Bake Fest #42 @ Cooks JoyΒ being hosted by Mayuri’s Jikoni

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Banana Peanut Butter Loaf

Course Cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a small loaf pan and set aside.
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the peanut butter and sugar for a couple of minutes till well mixed.
  • Add the eggs and the mashed bananas and beat till well combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and fold well till combined.
  • Finally add the walnuts and chocolate chips and fold gently. Pour into the prepared pan and flatten the top.
  • Bakes for 60 to 70 minutes till a skewer comes out clean while tested in the center. After 45 minutes, ensure to take out the pan and cover on the top with aluminium foil so that the top does not burn.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the sides of the pan and slowly tip onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

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  1. I love peanut butter in any form and it goes so well with banana so I can imagine how good this must have tasted…looks super delish

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  2. Awesome loaf…………..you made it very perfectly.
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    1. Thank you so much Sudha…

  3. Peanut butter and banana is a wonderful combination. Love this recipe Rafee….

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  4. Mmm….another delicious bake from your kitchen…looks yum

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  5. We always think we are the hardest hit but when we hear about others we seriously begin to count our blessings.So true..

    I thought the watch industry is on the verge of close down due to mobile glad people like u are giving them business πŸ™‚
    The cake looks yum..when hunger hits I guess taste does not matter for kids.:)

    1. Hehe… I still find people tying watches over here… I guess it is more like an accessory than a necessity! Hehe… Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  6. This looks like one awesome combination

    1. Thank you so much Gauri…

  7. Cake look super good,Then why not rasha eat this yummy ones.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  8. love the combo dear and i love the combo in sandwich

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  9. Touching story Raf. Don't we have to be grateful for what we have rather then complaining? I hardly bake for I have to give away to my neighbors. The cake is nice and would be perfect for a picnic out as you have said.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  10. Love the cake recipe…

    1. Thanks a lot Dipti…

  11. love the colour of the loaf, looks more like the Christmas fruit cake. Lovely combination of peanut butter and banana. Thank you for linking the recipe to the bake fest event.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  12. I don't know why – but for a non-watch-wearer, I have got 3 – All gifts and I never wear them πŸ˜€

    Oh, how it aches my heart to hear the C word. Can imagine what he is going through. Hope his wife recovers. Thankful that it's in the early stage.

    Great that the kids too ate the loaf. It sounds delicious, especially with that peanut butter in it πŸ™‚

    1. I can take those from you Priya, no worries! πŸ˜› I too sincerely hope she recovers… Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  13. Both peanut butter and banana are my favourites…just can't gauge how the combo would be…lovely share dear:)..I usually hv it in sandwich but a loaf would be perfect:)

    1. Thank you so much Padma… πŸ™‚

  14. An awesome combo – banana and peanut butter……. Perfectly baked loaf….:)

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  15. I recently saw a movie where the two watch salesman were being laid off because of the invasion of cell phones-he he:-) though I love to wear pretty watches, as well. Every human being we come across has a story., like each of us. Just knowing that makes us walk I guess with a sense of brotherhood and humility….so nice he shared that with you. and for the loaf – Love the combination of flavors. I like how you add whole wheat Rafee- must try.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments as always, Tisa dear… πŸ™‚

  16. hey. just realized that none of my comments to ur post are published. something wrong goes. Really sorry for that family of lady, May Allah give her shifa.. I love the aroma of banana bakes. don't slow ur banana bakes. And the plate is so lovely.

    1. Aameen… Thank you so much Febi…

  17. An awesome combo, and a perfect loaf as well

    1. Thank you so much Jayasri…

  18. Delicious looking bread dear.. loved the combination of banana, peanut butter and choco chips.

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  19. Amazed at what can be done with bananas. Wow, I love this recipe and I thin I'll soon be baking this!!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak… I am sure you will love it…

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  20. That should be a delicious combo, would love to have a slice with a cup of coffee. A great bake again Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Prathibha…

  21. the loaf looks delicious dear with my favorites in it..yummy!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  22. Wonderfully baked!!

    1. Thanks a lot Farheen…

  23. I know what its like to suffer in silence , still go through such days myself, unfortunately if I talk about it I am considered to be complaining or something else :(…… by the way that loaf looks delicious, perfect with hot cup of tea

    1. Take care dear… may Allah give you a lot of patience… Thank you so much Nammi…

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