Banana Peanut Butter

Banana Peanut Butter

I’ve always wanted to make a banana flavored peanut butter. It’s no secret bananas and peanut butter go well together. But one of the problems of a banana flavored peanut butter has always been that bananas just don’t last once you peel them. What you need is a shelf-stable banana—something like banana chips!

This was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. Both the banana chips and the peanuts pureed quickly. The flavor isn’t quite as banana-y as if you took a banana and mixed it up with some peanut butter, but for the convenience of having this in your pantry and ready to eat with a spoon at any time it’s plenty delicious.

Banana Peanut Butter Banana Chips

After I made these I found out banana extract exists. If you can track that down in a local store, I would suggest using that in place of the vanilla extract. If not, don’t worry; the vanilla adds a subtle flavor that only enhances the banana without drawing too much attention to itself.

Banana Peanut Butter

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 1lb 2 ounces):

  • 1 cup banana chips
  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method:

  1. Blend the banana chips in a food processor until they turn into a smooth puree. Slowly add in small amounts of oil to help them move along.
  2. Once the chips are pulverized, add in the peanuts, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and continue blending for 5-10 minutes until it forms a butter-like texture.
  3. Add in extra crushed peanuts or banana chips if desired and fold them in.
  4. Move the peanut butter into a sealable jar. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Banana Peanut Butter Simple

If you’re thinking this would be good on banana bread, I’m right there with you.

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12 Responses to Banana Peanut Butter
  1. Sana
    June 8, 2012 | 9:01 am

    I won’t lie. This is an awesome idea.

  2. Erin
    June 8, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Wow. Evan, I actually got chills over this – no kidding. GENIUS.

  3. BroccoliHut
    June 8, 2012 | 6:30 pm

    Fantastic idea!
    The photos in this post are gorgeous–I particularly like the one with peanut butter dripping down the side :)

  4. Luv What You Do
    June 8, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    That is so creative! I would love a banana PB and chocolate chip sandwich! Yummy!

  5. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    June 9, 2012 | 9:18 am

    Ohhhh, what a great idea! I love it!!

  6. Amber K
    June 9, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    I’m totally going to have to make this. I love bananas, I love peanut butter, ’nuff said!

  7. The Candid RD (Gina)
    June 9, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    You’re brilliant!
    I just saw Better’n Peanut butter, banana flavored….and I thought it sounded strange, but with REAL peanut butter I’m all for it! And the banana chip idea is fantastic.

  8. Vicki
    June 9, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    this would be awesome drizzled over vanilla ice cream – great idea!

  9. Amy @ fragrantvanillacake
    June 9, 2012 | 11:11 pm

    Wow! This sounds wonderful! I imagine it is quit addictive…I would not be able to stop enjoying it ;)!

  10. Malin
    June 10, 2012 | 3:51 am

    What a brilliant idea!!! Now I only need 1 ingredient to make the best breakfast: oatmeal + this! (ok, I guess that´s 2 ingredients;)

  11. narf77
    July 8, 2012 | 12:05 am

    What about drying bananas in a dehydrator until brittle and pulverising them to a sort of banana dust and stirring them into the peanut butter? That would give you the strong banana flavour that you are looking for without all of the fat in the chips

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