Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

This peanut butter banana clafoutis is the delicious result of having too many bananas while planning for this week’s reddit 52 week baking challenge. It’s a very Americanized version of a classic French dessert that’s both easy and elegant.

Clafoutis are made by layering fruit (traditionally cherries) into the bottom of a baking dish, covering the fruit with a custard, and baking. They’re served warm, usually dusted with confectioners sugar.

What else would you make with over-ripe bananas except for another loaf of banana bread?

one very ripe banana on a cutting board

Notes and tips about making clafoutis

For this recipe, you can use any 9″ or 10″ pie pan, cake pan, or even cast iron frying pan. Butter the pan, sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar in the bottom, and then add the fruit in a single layer without overlap.

cut banana in a single layer in a pie pan

The batter will be liquid and the fruit may start to float. That’s ok. Try not to jiggle it around too much as you move it to the oven.

The pie pan containing the unbaked clafoutis batter.

FAQs about this peanut butter banana clafoutis

Shouldn’t one clafoutis be spelled without the “s”?

Merriam-Webster seems to think so, but the French disagree.

How do you pronounce “clafoutis”?

Clah-foo-tee. The “s” is silent.

Does this need to be refrigerated?

Yes, baked custards need to be kept in the refrigerator and will keep for a few days, though they are best warm on the day they are made.

Can I make this without the peanut butter?

Yes. Just sub in the equivalent amount of flour.

The baked clafoutis dusted with powdered sugar.

Peanut butter banana clafoutis

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author uglyducklingbakery

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter for greasing the pan
  • ½ cup (65g/2.3 oz) bleached all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (25g/0.9oz0 peanut butter powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup (67g/2.4oz) granulated sugar plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling the pan bottom
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 very ripe bananas, sliced into 1/2" rounds
  • confectioners sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Butter the pan and sprinkle it with sugar.
  • Add the banana slices until they fill the pan in a single layer.
  • Sift the flour, peanut butter powder, and salt into a small bowl.
  • Use a mixer (or by hand) to mix the sugar and eggs until they are frothy (a few minutes).
  • Add the cream/half-and-half/milk and vanilla and mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients (flour, PB, salt) and mix by hand until the dry ingredients have been fully incorporated into the batter.
  • Pour the batter carefully over the bananas.
  • Bake the clafoutis on a rack in the middle of the oven for 40-45 minutes until the top is set (i.e. no longer jiggly!) and a golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly. Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.

What next?

If you make this clafoutis or have any questions, please comment and/or share a pic!

Just want to make cake instead? Or maybe a peanut butter Rice Krispie treat?

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Week 4: Australia – sausage rolls
Week 5: bite sized – cookies
Week 6: Chinese New Year – mushroom bao
Week 7: new tool – baguette baker
Week 8: chocolate – chocolate peanut butter bonbons
Week 9: timed bake – under 1 hour! chocolate chip scones
Week 10: allergy/diet restriction – macarons
Week 11: quick breads – kale and cheese quick bread
Week 12: signature bake – purple cow bread
Week 13: enriched breads (kale and cheese babka fail)
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Week 15: decorating challenge – purple velvet cake
Week 16: crispy crunchy – bacon cheddar popcorn
Week 17: p52 of a favorite cookbook, or your favorite blog – chocolate peanut butter drip cake
Week 18: pâte à choux – bacon cheese puffs
Week 19: veggies turned sweet – red velvet beet waffles
Week 20: plating – chocolate chip cookie (butter challenge)
Week 21: Birthday Party! – chocolate orange cake
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Week 23: Layers – Pecan apple oat bars (post is pending)
Week 24: Tarts – rainbow fruit tart
Week 25: Bagels and donuts – maple donut cake
Week 26: Surprise inside – surprise heart yeast bread (pending)
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a slice of peanut butter banana clafoutis on a plate next to a T rex cookie jar



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