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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Candied Bacon

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 277

Ingredients

For the Candied Bacon

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Banana Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 ripe bananas , mashed
  • 5 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Start by making candied bacon.
  • Combine maple syrup, light brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix together.
  • Generously rub each slice of bacon with the maple syrup mixture until evenly coated.
  • Lay strips of bacon on a cooling rack; set the cooling rack over a baking sheet. You might want to cover the baking sheet with foil so that you don't ruin it.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until caramelized.

Do not turn off the oven

  • Let the bacon cool, then roughly chop.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • Using a spoon, in a large mixing bowl mix together the melted butter and the mashed bananas.
  • Mix in the beaten egg, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Continue to stir with the spoon while gradually adding in the flour mixture; mix until well incorporated.
  • Fold in the chopped candied bacon.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 4x8-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool, then remove it from the pan to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Candied Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 245mg10%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.