How To: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Your weekend brunch plans are calling! What could be better than a relaxing weekend brunch complete with this homemade Peanut Butter Banana Braid? These flavors are kid-approved, and you can get the whole family involved in shaping and twisting the dough with our step-by-step photos to aid you along the way. Serve this braid with fresh fruit and a bubbly drink for the maximum at-home brunch experience. And if you’re looking for more incredible banana recipes, you can find this braid and more in our May/June 2020 issue.


Roll dough into a 16×10-inch oval. Using a small knife or bench scraper, score (or mark) a 13×4-inch rectangle in center of dough, leaving a 1½-inch border on short sides and a 3-inch border on long sides.

Spread Peanut Butter Filling in rectangle; sprinkle banana onto filling.

Cut 1-inch-wide strips along each side of filling. At top and bottom, trim ends to width of filling, and fold over filling.

Starting on left side, stretch, twist, and fold top strip over filling, ending just below opposite top strip. Repeat with top strip on right side.

Continue pattern, alternating left and right, until you reach end of strips.

Tuck and pinch last strip. (If dough is not sticking to itself, dab with a little water to help it seal.)

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