Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Quick Bread Recipe

Mar 20, 2013

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Quick Bread Recipe

Use your ripe bananas in this delicious quick bread recipe! Made with crunchy Reese's Pieces and peanut butter topped with a wonderful peanut butter glaze! Such a tasty snack, breakfast or dessert!


Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Bread


Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Bread loaf on platter



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Who here is a Reese's fan like us?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are our favorite, but we do love some Reese's Pieces too.

Is it just our family, or do ya'll think the holiday shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups taste better than the traditional cups?

I feel like there's more peanut butter in the pumpkin, tree or egg shaped ones for the holidays and that's what I like the most about them anyway.

Today's recipe is perfect for using leftover Halloween candy or if you have some Reese's Pieces laying around. 

It's also a fantastic way to use ripe bananas and is completely different and unique compared to most banana bread recipes you see on Google or Pinterest.

The crunchiness from the Reese's Pieces is perfect with the soft bread. And that peanut butter glaze on top?? SO good and such a perfect way to make this loaf even more special than it already is.

We love it for a treat at breakfast, a snack in the lunchbox or even a dessert. So tasty anytime you eat it.


Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Bread loaf sliced



What are the ingredients in this recipe?

  • All purpose flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Baking powder: It's a dry leavening agent, with a shelf life about 9-12 months. Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods by causing bubbles in a wet mixture. Baking powder is usually made with a combination of baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch.
  • Bananas: A banana is an elongated fruit produced by large herbaceous flowering plants. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. They contain essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin c and vitamin b6. They are also a good source of fiber.
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is a paste or spread made from ground, dry roasted peanuts. It's relatively low carb food and contains good amounts of fats and protein, as well as some fiber. The two main kinds of peanut butter are crunchy or chunky and smooth or creamy. In crunchy peanut butter, some coarsely-ground peanut fragments are included to give extra texture. Buy store bought or make your own here!
  • sugar
  • egg
  • Reese's Pieces candy
  • powdered sugar
  • milk


Recipe tips:

  • It will keep well at room temperature for several days. Just keep it tightly wrapped. Or, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • You can also freeze it. Tightly wrap and then store in a large freezer bag. It will be good for up to three months.
  • This recipe has only been tested and made with creamy peanut butter. I have never made this recipe using crunchy peanut butter and all-natural peanut butters. 




Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Bread slices on plate



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This recipe is ready in these steps:

  • Bread:
  • Preheat the oven
  • Grease a loaf pan
  • In a bowl, beat the peanut butter and sugar
  • Add the egg and melted butter, mix
  • Mix in the bananas
  • Next, sift in the flour and baking powder, mix
  • Fold in the Reeses Pieces
  • Pour into loaf pan, spread with a spatula
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack
  • Glaze:
  • Whisk together the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk until combined
  • Microwave, stir then microwave repeating until heated though 
  • Drizzle over the loaf



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Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 10 Min Cook time: 1 Hour inactive time: 30 Min Total time: 1 H & 40 M

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bread:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease a 8.5x 4.5 inch loaf pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the peanut butter and sugar, until well combined.
  5. Add the egg and melted butter, mix well. Mix in the bananas.
  6. Next, sift in the flour and baking powder, mix until combined.
  7. Fold in the Reeses Pieces.
  8. Pour into loaf pan, spread with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  11. Glaze:
  12. Whisk together the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk until well combined in a microwave safe bowl. 
  13. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and another 30 seconds, repeating until heated though. 
  14. Drizzle over the loaf.

Notes:

It will keep well at room temperature for several days. Just keep it tightly wrapped. Or, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week.


You can also freeze it. Tightly wrap and then store in a large freezer bag. It will be good for up to three months.


This recipe has only been tested and made with creamy peanut butter. I have never made this recipe using crunchy peanut butter and all-natural peanut butters. 

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31 comments:

  1. Sheena, your Peanut Butter Banana Bread looks so scrumptious! I love PB and Banana together :) Pinned!
    Michelle

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  2. Great choice Sheena! This is one of our favourites!! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! It was such a hard decision, you have too many great recipes on your blog :)

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  3. This looks so yummy!!!! I must try it!! And the pictures are absolutely fabulous!!!!

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  4. Reeses Pieces are one of my favorite candies! This recipe would not last long in our house!

    Isn't the SRS fun!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  5. What a great way to make banana bread! I found this post on Thursday's Treasures!

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  6. Looks SoOo GOOD!! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Coming over to visit from Thursday's Treasures. This looks amazing! Please stop by and link it up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-19.html

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  8. It's a gorgeous and very delicious looking cake!
    I wish I could have a slice now..... :)

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  9. Looks scrumptious, Sheena! Great pick! Cindy has so many yummy recipes it must have been hard ,lol :)

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  10. Oh wow, this looks fantastic, Sheena! Pinned for future reference!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  11. Oooh! My little boy would love this. Great recipe!

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  12. This looks fab! My son would love to make this (and no doubt eat this) with me! Can't waith to try it :)

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  13. Hi Sheena,
    This looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Peanut butter always tastes great with banana great idea putting the reese pieces in the cake. You picked a good recipe. thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  15. This looks so delicious! YUM!! Love your blog. Stopping by and following from Marvelous Monday. :)

    Kathy
    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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  16. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous recipe. I have a similar one, but LOVE the addition of the candies...it would quickly get gobbled up at my house. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

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  17. Looks amazing!! I just can't get over that PB glaze!! I just made some mini Reese's cheesecakes the other day , but I think I'm going to have to pick up another bag for this recipe!!

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  18. I am sold. This looks amazing. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  19. Ok, this is the second time I have come to this page, therefore it must mean I have to make it!

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  20. Yes, thank you! I'll have a slice or three :-) Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS Link Party !

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  21. Just pinned and can't wait to make this! Stopping by from Semi Homemade :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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  22. What a fun idea! I love that you put candy in the bread!

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