Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Spread Recipe | Vegan, No Sugar Added

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread

Bananas + Peanut Butter — it is a simple, yet delicious, combination.  Over the years I have seen a ton of people walk around my college dorm eating this combo for breakfast (and the occasional midnight study snack).  You just peel a banana, spread on some peanut butter and walk out the door to class.  Boom.  Easy peasy.  But my banana stock is totally erratic — I either have way to many or none at all — so I needed to find a different way to get my banana-peanut-butter fix.  And I found it when I saw this recipe.  My mouth dropped to the floor and I knew I had to make it:  Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread!

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread! If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone! No sugar added (refined sugar free), gluten free, vegan. Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

All the banana flavor without needing fresh bananas on hand all the time!  I didn’t have 2.5oz of freeze-dried bananas (I only had 2oz) so I added some natural banana extract to the recipe (sooo good).  The first time I made the recipe I added a ½ tsp of ground cinnamon, but ended up omitting it as I liked the pure banana + peanut butter flavor.  Feel free to use it, though!

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread! If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone! No sugar added (refined sugar free), gluten free, vegan. Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Delicious, creamy, rich, sweet, salty.

Thick and totally spreadable…  it’s almost like frosting.

*goes weak in the knees*

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread! If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone! No sugar added (refined sugar free), gluten free, vegan. Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread! If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone! No sugar added (refined sugar free), gluten free, vegan. Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread

Servings: 19 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor, add all of the ingredients and grind until smooth and creamy.
  • Scoop into serving jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store.  Keeps in the fridge for ~1 month or so.

Recipe Notes

**I whizzed up some freeze-dried bananas in my NutriBullet.  6 tbs of the powder weighed 56g.
Recipe adapted from: Make it Naked
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 2 tbs)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY

So.  This Banana Peanut Butter Spread.  You need to make it.

It’s good on your finger a spoon or even a fresh banana, when you have some in stock.  I go through bouts of always having a dozen fresh bananas to weeks with no bananas whatsoever.  It’s nice to indulge in banana flavor without always needing a perfectly ripe fruit on hand!

Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread! If you like bananas and if you like peanut butter, then you’ll LOVE this. 100% delicious and perfect on toast, oatmeal, ice cream, or a spoon alone! No sugar added (refined sugar free), gluten free, vegan. Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

If you want to take the banana + peanut butter combo OVER THE TOP, spread some of this all over my Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread.  You won’t regret it.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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17 comments on “Healthy Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Spread”

  1. You just combined my two favourite foods!!! Big smile on my face from this recipe 🙂

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  3. Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. Mmm, this sounds so yum! I love bananas and peanut butter on rice cakes so this spread sounds awesome! I don’t have banana extract, do you think I could substitute vanilla extract to add another flavor element?

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  8. This sounds good! Could I use real banana? More likely to have real than get freeze dried. If so, how much do you think? Thanks!

    • Joy-
      Real banana sounds so much more appealing here, but I’m afraid it won’t work very well. The bananas will turn brown from oxidation and the spread won’t last very long, even in the fridge (~3-4 days) 🙁
      The freeze-dried bananas actually thicken up the peanut butter so it’s more like the typical storebought kinds and not so drippy 🙂
      Sorry for the inconvenience, but the freeze-dried bananas are the way to go!
      -Jess

  9. How long does it last in the refrigerator?

  10. I know this is an old post but, wow thank you! I am so into flavored home made nut butters and this one rocks..I changed it a little as I could not find freeze dried banana’s all sold out but, I used freeze dried apples and switched the vanilla to lemon extract and it is unbelievable!!!

  11. This sounds so yummy! Love the idea of having a healthy snack around the kitchen. Where do you get the freeze dried bananas in ATX?

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