Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Allison Fishman-Task, contributing editor & author for Lighten Up, America, shares her healthy nut butter recipes.

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 3/4 oz all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 oz ground flaxseed
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
2 tbsp chopped dry-roasted peanuts
Cooking spray
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp 1% low-fat milk
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350°F.

For the bread: Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until blended.

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into a 9"x5" loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350°F for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool.

For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over bread.