Vegan Freekeh Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Crunchy peanut butter, almond milk and overripe bananas give this quick freekeh bread extra texture, flavour, and sweetness. A small amount of chopped roasted peanuts offers delightfully surprising crunch and richness. It's easy to prepare and makes a delicious breakfast treat or snack.

Vegan Freekeh Peanut Butter Banana Bread

adapted from Red Online
  • 330 g Wholegrain freekeh, ground into flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 5 Overripe bananas, cut into pieces
  • 165 ml Almond milk
  • 180 g Crunchy peanut butter
  • 80 ml Melted coconut oil
  • 1+1/3 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 40 g Roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a 28x10-cm loaf tin with baking parchment. Whisk together the ground freekeh and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Split the vanilla pod in half lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Reserve the pod for another use. Put the bananas in a separate bowl and add the vanilla milk, vanilla seeds, peanut butter, melted coconut oil and cinnamon. Using a hand blender, combine the ingredients until they form a smooth batter.
  3. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and fold gently to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the chopped peanuts over the top. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to four days. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Balvinder Ubi 8/10/14 05:15

I am so envious of all your vegan breads. One day I have to try!

Dawn Yucuis 8/10/14 05:29

Your bread is beautiful. I love the peanut butter and banana combination. The addition of the peanuts on top is brilliant.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/10/14 09:03

A beautiful bread! So moist and tempting. I wish I'd know where to find freekeh here...



Shashi Charles 8/10/14 10:28

OH MY GOODNESS - Angie this bread s GORGEOUS!!! And its made with peanut butter and bananas and cinnamon...I so wish I could grab me a slice for breakfast - it' so tempting!

Medeja 8/10/14 10:39

I would like such snack! Bread looks just perfect :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 8/10/14 11:58

How can you go wrong with peanut butter, bananas and vanilla. Another beautiful bread Angie.

Guru Uru 8/10/14 12:35

Angie your bread looks so crumby and delicious! And I am a sucker for PB :D

Choc Chip Uru

Alida 8/10/14 12:43

Do you believe I have never had peanut butter? I find your baking really interesting. I'd love to try this!

Caroline Taylor 8/10/14 14:07

Love the sound of this, not tried anything similar before!

Esther Lau 8/10/14 14:33

Hi Angie, bread with peanut butter, must be great. Yummy!

Ann Jones 8/10/14 15:08

I love peanut butter and banana together, this looks delicious! It's great that it's vegan also!

Mijú 8/10/14 15:56

Que bien que te ha quedado.
Un saludito

cristina 8/10/14 16:09

What a lovely bread with the roasted peanuts. I don't think I've seen freekeh out here, will need to notice if it's our markets and try it. Have a great week, Angie!

Marcela 8/10/14 16:23

wow! what a healthy combo! I love it!

Asmita 8/10/14 16:44

What a perfect combination of flavors! I am drooling!! Looks incredible!

Ann Low 8/10/14 16:59

Wish I can have two slices for morning breakfast. Your bread looks delicious, Angie. Love it!

Mary Frances 8/10/14 17:59

Love freekeh. I also love that this doesn't sound too sweet.

Kathy 8/10/14 18:29

Angie, Your bread looks so moist and delicious! I would love to have a slice right now! I’ve never seen freekeh, but am intrigued.

CookWith Manali 8/10/14 19:09

You always impress me with your creative recipes Angie! the bread looks great :)

Priya Suresh 8/10/14 21:27

Wish i get a slice of this super nutty banana bread, looks fantabulous.

Catherine 8/10/14 22:07

Dear Angie, Peanut butter and bananas are a match made in heaven.
What a delicious bread with a good cup of coffee. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/10/14 22:31

So moist and delicious-looking, Angie! I've never combined peanut butter with bananas but I love the idea. Another great recipe!

Sandhya Hariharan 8/10/14 22:51

Peanut Butter is my new fav.. and this bread comes in time !!!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 8/10/14 22:54

Great result for a vegan recipe! I just had a peanut butter banana smoothie last night so now I am really craving this bread with the flavors still lingering on my tongue.

Ashley 9/10/14 01:37

Peanut butter and banana! This sounds fantastic!

Judit |Glamorous Bite 9/10/14 02:55

What a delicious creation, Angie! You are a true inspiration for healthy and tempting recipes :)

The Yum List 9/10/14 04:32

Please start a bakery near my home! My mouth waters every time I see a new recipe of yours. :-)

Jayanthi Sindhiya 9/10/14 08:52

Superb bread,love tha addition of peanut butter

Joanne 9/10/14 13:58

How did you know I wanted to cook more with freekeh?! What a gorgeous loaf!

Elzbieta Hester 9/10/14 14:02

Oh men, Angie. This one looks super good. I can almost taste it....

Amy (Savory Moments) 9/10/14 14:34

I have never tried freekeh so now i am intrigued. I'm seeing it pop up more and more lately. This bread looks delicious - I cannot resist anything with peanut butter!

inês do crasto 9/10/14 16:11

sounds delicious!! peanut butter and banana is such a winner, i can feel the taste in my mouth already!

Pam 9/10/14 16:38

It looks beautiful and so delicious!

Sweet Posy Dreams 9/10/14 17:20

All those peanuts on top look so crunchy and yummy!

Sharon D 9/10/14 17:24

Amazing looking bread, Angie. I love the amount of overripe bananas that's being loaded into this recipe. Too yummy!

Gourmet Getaways 9/10/14 17:46

I'm collecting nice vegan recipes to prepare for my vegan friends when they visit. Thanks and keep 'em coming!

Gourmet Getaways

grace 9/10/14 18:16

this looks really moist! this is a truly unique version of banana bread and i'm duly impressed!

Jeannie Tay 9/10/14 18:26

I love the fine and moist crumbs! The combo sounds really delicious too!

Liz Berg 9/10/14 18:27

Time to stock up on bananas!!! Your bread sounds terrific, Angie!

Kiran @ 9/10/14 18:37

Nothing is more delicious than banana and pb combo. Yum!

Gloria Baker 9/10/14 21:59

This banama bread look amazing Angie :)

Gemma 10/10/14 00:01

Wow Angie! Your banana bread is one of the best banana breads I've ever seen, seriously! Looks so tender and flavorful! :-)
Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Couscous & Consciousness 10/10/14 02:29

Peanut butter and banana - one of my favourite combos. I'm still wishing I could get freekeh here though.

Beth 10/10/14 02:30

I'm not always a fan of banana bread, but the peanut butter would add a ton of flavour to this recipe. Wonderful!

Barbara 10/10/14 14:12

Elvis would have loved this recipe! Very unusual and the cinnamon is an interesting ingredient with peanut butter.

Kelly LifemadeSweeter 10/10/14 14:37

Each time you share a bread recipe, I am always drooling and wishing I had some in front of me :) This one with freekeh flour looks amazing! Love the peanut butter and banana combo! Love that it's vegan too!

Caroline Taylor 10/10/14 16:17

This sounds so good, bet the peanuts on the top add a lovely crunch.

Sue/the view from great island 10/10/14 17:47

The texture of this cake looks fantastic Angie!!

Mira Cookinglsl 10/10/14 18:21

This looks beautiful and healthy! Never tried freekeh bread before!

My Inner Chick 10/10/14 22:31

Pure & Utter decadence.

Monica 10/10/14 23:39

I was totally thinking about PB in banana bread! You read my mind. This looks delicious and love the sound of using almond milk!

Anonymous 11/10/14 13:04

Looks, delicious and comforting nutty banana bread!!!
sure gonna try this recipe....

Christine Ho 11/10/14 13:40

Tasty banana bread with lots of healthy ingredients. Absolutely love it, Angie.

Amelia 11/10/14 16:28

Hi Angie, that's a very healthy bread, great combo. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. As usual, I enjoy looking at your very well taken pictures.

Have a nice weekend, regards.

Easyfoodsmith 11/10/14 18:51

The bread looks beautifully moist and sounds super delish. Feel like having a slice right away :D

Debra Eliotseats 11/10/14 19:51

I have some definitely over-ripe bananas in the freezer! I love this combo, Angie.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 11/10/14 21:10

Banana's and Peanut butter.... I am sold I would love a slice of this beautiful bread!

fimère .b 11/10/14 22:34

superbe cake plein de saveurs bravo
bonne soirée

Jasna Varcakovic 12/10/14 07:43

Powerful combo, perfect for breakfast...I can almost taste it from your photos.

Helene Dsouza 12/10/14 14:38

The bread looks super moist and inviting for afternoon coffee time. =) Can't believe it's Vegan too, a recipe gem no doubt.

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 12/10/14 17:21

The texture of this bread looks incredible! I am so excited to try this. Do you grind your own Freekeh though? You've probably mentioned that in another post, but I have missed it.

Muna Kenny 12/10/14 17:52

Angie, this freekeh banana bread looks perfect! My freekeh addiction is getting stronger :)

Cheri Savory Spoon 12/10/14 19:34

Hi Angie, love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, very clever to use the combination like this, love it. Still have to get my hands on some freekeh.....

Geraldine Saucier 12/10/14 22:48

Peanut Butter and Bananas a combination you cannot go wrong with. The bread looks nice and moist. Perfect for a PBJ.

Chris Scheuer 12/10/14 23:22

Peanut butter and bananas are one of my favorite combinations and in a moist delicious bread like this, I know I could not resist!

mjskit 13/10/14 02:23

Every peanut butter and banana in the world is going to LOVE this bread and I just happen to be one of them. Love the extra kick of peanuts on the top! This is over the top Angie!

Jess Bakericious 13/10/14 03:27

woa peanut butter, sure very fragrance.

Rebecca Subbiah 13/10/14 04:49

this looks great need to use peanuts more :-_

rika@vm 13/10/14 21:32

What an awesome way to use these beautiful ancient grains, freekeh, I didn’t know you could ground them into flour and create a delicious bread! This is brilliant…and peanut butter and banana are the best combination ever!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 14/10/14 01:23

Not too sweet, just right...amazing bread, I could imagine how moist and delicious it must be. Glad I back-tracked to catch this post!

lena 14/10/14 01:41

i see a lot of healthy stuff in this bread! gorgeous loaf!

Reeni 14/10/14 03:21

I made peanut butter banana bread for my Mom over the weekend Angie! It wasn't as healthy or as pretty as yours! ;-)

Barbara Bakes 14/10/14 14:50

It looks so moist and delicious. Love your long loaf pan.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 14/10/14 15:25

I love the look of this bread. It appears to be very moist and dense, in a good way! We are looking for treats that are vegan and tasty. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe!

Asmita 18/10/14 00:10

Wow Angie,
I don't know how you do it. I am so intimidated with baking bread at home. Every bread of yours is gorgeous!

Jenny (vintagesugarcube) 24/10/14 21:37

I LOOOOVE freak'n freekah. And I bet it is da bomb in a banana bread!

Terra 28/10/14 17:25

A banana bread my hubby would totally devour! He is a serious peanut butter freak! Your recipe sounds awesome:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra


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