I love a good banana cake. But pairing it with peanut butter? Made this even better 🙌🏻. I have to say I am surprised at how well this cake turned out. Think banana bread with a hint of peanut butter. Yum 😍!!
This Peanut Butter Banana Cake also has a funny backstory. A few months ago, I threw my dog an anniversary party. Yes, I am aware – completely over the top dog mom here 🙋🏼♀️. Who can blame me – when he is simply so adorable and cute (when sleeping…. 😉). I found this amazing dog cake online and baked it for him. He and his four-legged friends loved it. Sincerely, loved it (albeit I am sure they would have eaten anything anyways – LOL). I tried some and thought it was so good that I wanted to make a “hooman” version of it. Basically that meant adding sugar and changing some of the ingredients. The result is this beautiful and delicious cake.
As usual, the cake comes together in no time and is super easy to make. You simply first mix the wet ingredients, then the dry, and then combine the two. I gave you the option of a chocolate coating, but you do not have to do that if you do not fancy it. The cake will also taste lovely on its own. However, my husband told me to warn you – this one is a bit on the stodgier side. Personally, I do not know how you would eat banana bread any other way. But – the hubster disagrees. So I wanted to let you know.
Why is this Peanut Butter Banana Cake good for me?
Bananas. Bananas are absolutely amazing and nutritional superstars. I feel as if they have gotten a bit of a “bad rep” over the last few years, because of their apparent “higher” sugar content. Let us not be fooled here and look at the facts. Bananas are native to Southeast Asia but grow in most warm climates. Therefore, they are largely available worldwide and are one the cheapest fresh fruits you can buy. Bananas are high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, copper, and magnesium. The fiber found in bananas works in two ways. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels after meals. It also moves slower through your digestive tract which may keep you full for longer. Additionally, said fiber softens stools for easy elimination, whilst also providing a great feeding ground for healthy gut bacteria. How awesome is that?!
Bananas are also high in potassium and magnesium. Potassium is a mineral that is mighty important for our heart health as it lowers blood pressure. Several studies have also shown that people who eat a higher diet in potassium tend to have a lowered risk of strokes. Whereas bananas are generally not a high-fat food, they do contain a type of fat that looks similar to cholesterol. This type of fat (called sterol) can block the absorption of dietary cholesterol. Bananas may help us to balance our cholesterol level through this little “hack” of theirs. Last but not least, the fiber in bananas that I raved about earlier is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease. Do you need any more convincing on this humble little fruit 🍌?
How can I adjust this Peanut Butter Banana Cake to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, and gluten-free (if you are coeliac, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats). Due to the eggs used, it is, sadly, not vegan. Due to the grains, and peanuts used this recipe is also not suitable for the paleo lifestyle. As peanuts are classified as nuts, this recipe is also not nut-free.
Similar Recipes on the Blog
So much banana goodness on the blog 🤩!! I love adding bananas to sweet dishes in order to naturally sweeten them without loading on the sugar content… Try:
- Cinnamon Banana French Toast
- Easy Pantry Staple Banana Pancakes
- Strawberry Banana Muffins
- Chocolate Banana Pancakes (still my husband’s all-time favorite recipe 😍)
- Orange Blueberry Muffins
And there you have it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this delicious twist on banana bread. It can also be enjoyed in the warmer weather that we are currently experiencing – no worries at all 😉. This recipe is inspired by HealthNutNutrition’s The Best Healthy Dog Birthday Cake. As always, please let me know how you like the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you!! Happy baking everyone 🌺.