Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

This banana and peanut butter cake came about when I had over ripe bananas to use up and a jar of peanut butter that is only good enough for baking.

Banana And Peanut Butter Cake
Banana And Peanut Butter Cake
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I don’t usually buy more than two or three bananas at a time as they tend to ripen faster than we can eat them. But as we were expecting a house guest I bought an entire bunch. I thought that between Dave and Mike they would not languish in the fruit basket. However, I was not correct on that assumption and I ended up with some overripe bananas. The same day I bought them, Cheri published a recipe for banana cake. I knew that this is the direction I would take with the two left over in my fruit basket. But, my cake would include peanut butter. I can eat peanut butter out of the jar I love it so much. My favourite way to enjoy it however is thickly applied on top of matzah with a light smear of Bovril and topped with cheese.

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Another treat is freshly baked white bread topped with peanut butter and thick slices of banana. I finally opened the OhMega Crunchy Peanut Butter and it is not nice to eat alone, or with toppings. I loathe waste and this jar has been set aside for baking. However, used in this banana and peanut butter cake it tastes quite good. The cake will last about 5 days, and I ate most of it for breakfast over the course of the work week. Dave is not a fan of cooked bananas in any form, and he does not eat peanut butter. So clearly he did not enjoy this cake as it tastes distinctly of both ingredients. Do you eat bananas and peanut butter together?

Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

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Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

Make use of overly ripe bananas for this cake
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 cake
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  • 120 mls canola oil
  • 225 g fructose
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 225 g self raising flour, sifted
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 150 g thick yoghurt


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the oil and fructose into a stand mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the eggs one at a time while whisking, until incorporated
  • Whisk in the peanut butter to combine
  • Fold in the flour until completely mixed in
  • Mix the bananas with the yoghurt and then fold into the batter
  • Once completely mixed, pour into a lined sqaure baking tin
  • Bake for 55 minutes and remove from the oven
  • Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack
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25 thoughts on “Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

  1. We bought a batch of Equatorial bananas from Checkers and they were horrible. Why we don’t just get our bananas from Mpumqlanga is beyond me. I made my gluten free banana bread to use up our peanut butter and bananas too. Anton actually loves the omega peanut butter. He wanted me to use the yum yum peanut butter instead.

    1. I refuse to buy fruit or vegetables that are not grown in the same country where I am shopping. The carbon footprint bothers me as much as not supporting local farmers. Anton could have this jar if he wanted 🙂

  2. I have never eaten these two ingredients together, Tandy, but it sounds delicious. I love peanut butter and so do my boys. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, I love bananas and peanut butter together, and sometimes enjoy a slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana slices with a little wheat germ on top. I bet this cake is delicious love the combo!!! thank you for mentioning me;)

  4. 5 stars
    Peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven! Peanut butter is something I don’t eat often as I can’t stop 🙂

  5. How lovely Tandy, you can never have too many recipes with bananas in them and combining with peanut butter = winner! Thanks for sharing 8)

  6. peanut butter and banana is such a good combo (: and i love sticking bananas in the freezer if i have too many ripe at once! then whenever i need bananas (usually banana bread but also really good for smoothies), i just pluck them out of the freezer.

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