Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread [Gluten Free]

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The thing I miss most about living at home (and by home I mean my father’s house – key word house, not studio apartment) besides missing my family and friends is having laundry downstairs in a dedicated room. Can you imagine, a whole room just for laundry? I don’t even have a whole room just for sleeping, it’s rolled up into a room for living.

The washing machine in my building works maybe 30% of the time. I’ve spent countless minutes banging my detergent bottle on the quarter thing because no one ever empties out the quarters so they get stuck and you end up paying $5.00 a load rather than $2.50 (which is also highway robbery for laundry). Lately it’s just been full of water, whatever that means. Doesn’t it know there’s a drought and it shouldn’t be wasting water?

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Insert dumb quote about “peanut butter jelly time”.

So I had been putting laundry off for a week which with the way I go through clothes, meant I had exactly 0 sports bras and 0 pairs of running socks. I have somehow lost two of my favorite Brooks running socks at some point in the past 7 months of fighting with a shitty washing machine and had to wear non-matching socks to my run on Saturday. No one said anything – not that runners ever would.

Saturday I had all these grand plans of being a productive human being post-first long run post-marathon (13 miles with San Francisco Road Runners – felt good to be back) and then I just couldn’t find the motivation to do anything. I realized the laundry situation was a dire one and brought everything downstairs to find the washer full of water. Of course.

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Pre-destroying this whole loaf because it was so delicious.

This situation happened right before Carly came to visit in April. I had to wash my bedding because I have one set (I know, I should have two, but when your sheets are like $200 that just isn’t the best use of two pairs of Lululemon yoga pants or running tights in my mind) so I quickly Yelped laundry mat. There is one called The Missing Sock which is like fancy for a laundry mat. You use a little pre-paid card and they have lots of art and stuff hanging. It’s very Marina.

So… I schlepped four loads of laundry the four blocks to the laundry mat. And I understood why people hate doing laundry because I used to love doing laundry because I’m crazy and in the process of getting my degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising, I had a whole class on how to properly wash clothes! If I can confirm a laundry service will not dry my jeans and Lululemon and work-out gear and basically everything I own other than socks and the things I sleep in, I am no longer above paying to get my laundry done.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread.

So, this bread. It’s basically PRETTY HEALTHY (duh, it’s on this blog) so it’s full of fiber and protein thanks to the peanut flour. I realized after about 60 failed banana bread attempts you have to have some sort of flour and peanuts + strawberry = peanut butter and jelly, right? Fun fact – another food I hated as a child was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Peanut butter only. I think it was a trip to Europe with my grandmother where I discovered I actually liked jelly. (Bonne Maman, you do it to me every time).

If you want to make this vegan, swap out the egg for a flax or chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds/flax seeds + 3 tbsp water). It’s already sugar free so I can’t help you out anymore there.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread [Gluten Free]
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup peanut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Line a bread pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix all dry ingredients (flours, cinnamon, baking powder and salt) until just combined. Create a well in the middle.
  4. Mix egg, almond milk, mashed banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract in another medium bowl until well combined.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Carefully fold in strawberries.
  7. Pour batter into bread pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a fork inserted comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 piece Calories: 138 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 19 g Sugar: 4 g Sodium: 377 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 7 g

If you’re looking for more Meatless Monday recipes, check out the Meatless Monday round-up from Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner.

Chat with me:
What do you miss most about living with your parents (if anything)? Did you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid? What are your favorite banana bread mix-ins?

47 comments on “Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread [Gluten Free]

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Tina Muir on June 1, 2015 6:23 am

You remembereddddd yay!! Glad to see you link up with us today! This sounds fantastic, and I am sure steve will be drooling when I show him this, I am pinning this for sure! I remember you were telling me about your laundry when we last spoke, it is a rip off! Have a wonderful monday friend!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:25 pm

I hope you make it for him – and I can’t believe I complain about my laundry so much haha!

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on June 1, 2015 7:23 am

Confession: I love to do laundry too, well, I like to fold it while watching TV. There is something oddly comforting about it, plus dryer sheets are one of my favorite smells ever…
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:12 pm

Okay, I totally loved doing that when I still lived at home :)

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on June 1, 2015 9:31 am

This sounds amaaaazing! I just might have to try out a gluten-free version with GF oats :)
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:12 pm

Yep, I used GF oats for this!

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) on June 1, 2015 9:37 am

Oh wow! I’ve got to try this banana bread – like today :)
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:12 pm

Let me know if you do! :)

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Annmarie on June 1, 2015 9:52 am

Oh my gosh, this looks to die for! My kiddos would love it! Pinning for later :)
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:12 pm

Let me know if you try it!!

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Faith Vandermolen on June 1, 2015 10:17 am

I just recently restocked my peanut flour and have been baking up a storm. I love this recipe and that you used simple, whole food ingredients. Yum!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:11 pm

Yes, no preservatives found on this blog ;)

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 1, 2015 10:20 am

Umm this looks yummy! And totally makes up for doing laundry! Ugh I hate laundry!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:11 pm

Yes, I could have stress ate the loaf after all of that!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on June 1, 2015 10:38 am

I’ve actually never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich :P And I didn’t have my first almond butter and jelly until I was well into my 20s. So sad that I missed out on so much deliciousness…
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:09 pm

I actually feel insensitive talking about PB&J will your allergy, ah! :( BUT ABJ is even better, promise!

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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on June 1, 2015 11:32 am

Dude! Bonne Maman is the BEST! My grocery store almost always sells out of the grape flavor within days of restocking. This bread sounds delicious. I made a not-so-healthy version of this with bananas and chocolate chips. I might need to add some peanut butter into the mix next time…
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Lauren on June 1, 2015 11:49 am

This sounds awesome and so easy. I LOVE anything PB&J-I make sandwiches, crackers, muffins all the time!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on June 1, 2015 11:52 am

I grew up in Sri Lanka and I didn’t have a PB and J sandwich till I after I came to the US to attend college! Crazy huh?! But, I’ve been hooked ever since! I’ve been curious about peanut flour – what an interesting and creative take on banana bread – this looks totally decadent

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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:06 pm

I had to bring my college roommate peanut butter to Argentina when she studied abroad because she couldn’t get it there!

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Alanna on June 1, 2015 12:18 pm

This bread looks heavenly. Up until about a couple of years ago, I was still eating PB&J or AB&Js almost daily. I might’ve gotten a bit sick of it since. But I am ALL for PB&J bread!!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:07 pm

I definitely went through that phase, too!

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Lauren Allen on June 1, 2015 1:38 pm

What a fun idea! I love the addition of almond milk!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:04 pm

I’ve learned the hard way bread needs it :)

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Sam @ PancakeWarriors on June 1, 2015 1:43 pm

You are combining my love for peanut butter and jelly and banana bread – you are a genius!! Such a fun perfectly balanced banana bread recipe!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:05 pm

I couldn’t believe the nutrition stats when I calculated it… I was so excited!

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Georgie on June 1, 2015 2:41 pm

Doing laundry in an apartment is the worst. I get so lazy about it because I have to walk outside my building to the basement (creepy) and I never ever ever have enough quarters (millennial problems)
//endlaundryrant
BUT this bread looks dope

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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:05 pm

I always have to go to the bank to get quarters. I feel so weird asking for them!

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Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire on June 1, 2015 2:50 pm

I need to make this bread like NOW. And, I totally know how you feel about laundry. When I lived in Orlando, my boyfriend and I rented a really nice house that had laundry outside in the garage. It rarely worked and would take at least three cycles through to dry completely, which was almost $10! Not to mention the spontaneous downpours that I used to get caught in lugging the laundry from the garage to the house. I don’t miss that at all!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:04 pm

I think it’s cheaper just to send it out to be washed at this point… oh if only I were a millionaire, I would buy my apartment and install a washer & dryer (because I basically that is what it would cost to do so in SF haha)

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on June 1, 2015 4:41 pm

I think this bread is all anyone needs ;)
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:01 pm

Me too! I have a loaf in my freezer right now :)

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Farrah on June 1, 2015 6:44 pm

I so wish I had peanut flour! I really want to try this out! *-* I may sub in coconut flour and throw in some peanut butter to see what happens, haha. Hopefully it still turns out okay! :x

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Cassie on June 1, 2015 11:01 pm

If you sub in coconut flour you may want to increase the almond milk a little bit since coconut flour is finicky – let me know how it turns out if you do!

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Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie on June 1, 2015 7:35 pm

This recipes looks absolutely delicious! Must. Make. Now.
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 10:58 pm

Let me know what you think if you do!

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens on June 1, 2015 8:55 pm

I actually find doing laundry quite comforting, although I experienced quite a few wonky laundry machines during my four years in school. Some wouldn’t drain, sometimes there was no dryer, and it would just take 10 times longer to get my laundry done. Love that you put pb and j in this banana bread- I love nut butter and banana so much, and I bet the jelly makes it even yummier!
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 10:58 pm

I used to find it comforting when I still lived at home! I actually had to fight a crazy machine in France once, it involved my friend and I climbing up and unplugging it from the wall.

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Pragati // Simple Medicine on June 1, 2015 9:15 pm

After grad school I moved in with my parents for about six months while I studied for boards. It was exactly what I needed. They made me feel cared for and taken care of. It’s nice to feel that way even as an adult.
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Cassie on June 1, 2015 10:57 pm

If my dad lived in San Francisco, I would totally be living with him! It’s so nice to feel taken care of, totally agree!

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Natalie on June 2, 2015 1:51 am

This looks so delicious!
I loved PB and J as a kid – yum!
I love putting berries in banana bread.
Love SF and I know the running is so fantastic there :)
I went back home to live with my parents for a year after college. It was wonderful and they took good care of me :)
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Cassie on June 7, 2015 1:47 pm

The running is SO fantastic here… minus all the hills!!

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Rachel @ athletic avocado on June 2, 2015 7:42 am

mmmmm you can’t go wrong with PB & J!! this looks awesome :)

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Whitney on June 3, 2015 2:36 pm

“I know, I should have two, but when your sheets are like $200 that just isn’t the best use of two pairs of Lululemon yoga pants or running tights in my mind” I’m glad we think of money in the same way..haha. I loved pb&j’s as a kid and still do.. which means I need to make this bread ASAP.
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Cassie on June 7, 2015 10:27 am

It’s even better with PB on top!!

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She Rocks Fitness on June 7, 2015 7:03 pm

PB&J are the best sandwiches and I used to eat them all the time as a kid. When I skied, I used to pack a PB&J with me in my ski jacket. It’s just so darn good. As for your laundry situation, that STINKS. I cannot stand those machines. They just feel dirty. Grateful that I have one in my apartment.
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:45 am

Uh yes, communal washing machines just feel dirty… so true!

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