Peanut Butter and Jelly Loaf
And heads up, this bread also makes killer French toast, which is perfect for a special occasion breakfast or brunch!
1 hour and 15 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes
Yield: 1 (9 X 5-inch) loaf
For the Streusel Filling
1/3 cup strawberry jam
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
For the Batter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup mashed)
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
2 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup The Bee’s Knees peanut butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Butter, for the pan
Flour, for the pan
1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.
2. Add all ingredients for the streusel into a food processor and pulse until it forms a chunky mixture, stopping to scrape down the sides of the food processor as necessary. (Be careful not to puree it; it should still have texture.) Set aside for 10 minutes while you make the batter.
3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl or large measuring cup, and set aside.
4. Mash the banana in a large bowl, then whisk in the brown sugar, eggs, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla.
5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet all at once, and use a wooden spoon to stir just until incorporated, being careful not to over-mix.
6. Spread 1/3 of the batter on the bottom of the prepared loaf pan, and then sprinkle 1/3 of the oats mixture on top of the batter. Repeat this 2 times, ending with a layer of the filling on top.
7. Bake until the loaf is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a couple crumbs, about 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes. (The bread should be golden brown, but you can drape a piece of foil over the loaf if it starts to get too dark on top before it’s done inside.)
8. Place the loaf on a cooling rack and cool completely before removing and slicing.
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