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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

 

VERY ripe bananas, cinnamon, chocolate chips and peanut butter take this moist quick bread recipe to a whole new level of delicious!

Just when you thought banana bread couldn't get any better!  Moist and delicious Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread #recipe at TidyMom.net

You know you have a winning recipe when they eat every crumb, and ask for it again and again.  So why would you tweak it?  Because adding peanut butter to banana bread could only make the world go around a little brighter right? …….oh so RIGHT!!

We are in the throws of a wicked winter storm, lots of snow and bitter cold temperatures.  All I want to do is keep the oven on all day long.  We had a bounty of ripe bananas laying on the counter screaming to be made into a moist and delicious banana bread.  

Just when you thought banana bread couldn't get any better!  Moist and delicious Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread #recipe at TidyMom.net

Several years ago I started making a banana bread that earned me the title “Best Mom in the World“…… cinnamon and chocolate chips took that recipe to that level.  But just when you thought banana bread couldn’t get any better, I added some peanut butter that pushed it over the top!! Peanut butter and banana is a combination as old as time so this bread just makes sense.   I used Skippy Natural Peanut Butter, but any peanut butter will do

Just when you thought banana bread couldn't get any better!  Moist and delicious Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread #recipe at TidyMom.net

This dense, luscious, Peanut Butter Banana Bread is full of everything good; smooth creamy peanut butter, Semi-sweet chocolate chips, cinnamon, and sweet ripe bananas!  The secret to incredibly moist banana bread, is VERY ripe bananas……we are talking mostly brown skins and very mushy, on the verge of rotten.  

Freeze Bananas Tip

I highly suggest having a slice covered in a thick layer of peanut butter 😉

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

VERY ripe bananas, chocolate chips and peanut butter take this moist quick bread to a whole new level of delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Mix in milk, bananas, peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients. *do not over mix the batter. You don’t want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will give you tough, rubbery bread
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 mins for regular loaf pan, or 30 mins for mini loaves
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then run a butter knife along the edges of the pan and invert the bread onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store well wrapped at room temperature,for up to 4 days or well wrapped, in the freezer.

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45 comments

  1. Great combination of flavors! Love banana bread! I’ll have to try adding peanut butter and chocolate chips the next time I make it!

  2. I love peanut butter, chocolate and bananas! Especially when all mixed up into a quick, easy, and super moist bread! My husband is a little bit obsessed with banana bread and this looks like a new twist to keep him happy! Thanks for this recipe!

  3. This sounds so good with the added peanut butter, and I love those photos! LOVE them.

  4. This just looks wonderful! I love peanut butter banana bread!

  5. I would love a thick slice of this bread with my morning coffee. Pinned!

  6. Oh my goodness this banana bread looks amazing. Love that it has peanut butter in it. Wow it must be magical!

  7. Those black bananas now have a purpose.
    What a great combo of flavours. I can’t wait to taste this!

  8. Delicious…and I love your pics, too! I will wait my bananas out a little longer next time:-).

  9. That looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe Cheryl!!

    xoxox

  10. Wow!! This banana bread is fabulous! Happy New Year Cheryl!

  11. I love your whole table set up here, Cheryl! Makes me feel like I’m sitting right across from you, enjoying a slice of that beautiful banana bread. (Wish I really was!) xoxo

  12. I love adding peanut butter to my banana bread! This looks wonderful!

  13. This looks like pure comfort on a plate Cheryl!

  14. Such a great combination, I can see why everyone would be licking up every last crumb!

  15. Peanut Butter and Banana is one of my staple breakfasts on the fly, and this bread looks like a total winning combo. And your pictures! So inviting! I feel like I’m right there in my pjs with you. 🙂

  16. I know a man (besides me) who would adore this. Looks amazing!

  17. This photo and recipe makes me happy!

  18. I normally make very basic banana breads and slather them in soft butter, because that’s what we did growing up. Of course, something like this makes me want to shake things up once in a while!

  19. Just what I wanted to make for today! My 3 favorite ingredients 🙂

  20. This bread looks so amazing Cheryl! All my favorite flavors together 🙂 Pinned!

  21. Made this last night. It is absolutely delicious, but was way too much batter for my loaf pan and came cascading out as it baked. Next time I’ll split the batter into two pans.

    • oh that’s so odd – I usually double it and get it in 2 loaf pans with no trouble. I’m sorry.

    • As I am baking it, I am also finding that the batter has overflowed the pan and it took longer than the time specified. Fortunately, as a precaution, I normally place the bread pan inside my broiler pan or on top of cookie sheet just incase something like this happens. I’m not complaining mind you, the smell is incredible! Can’t wait to cut into it! Was just checking to see if anyone else was finding the same situation 🙂

      • gosh, I’m not sure why that is happening – I always make two loaves at once, because 1/2 my family wants chocolate chips and the other half does not. The next time I make it I will make 2 individual batches and see how it comes out for me.

        • As it turns out, the overflow was not a significant amount, probably 1/2-3/4 cup of batter. Perhaps the flour needs to be sifted first? Anyways, this bread is absolutely delicious! I like it better cold because the chocolate chips solidify and aren’t melting all over the place. Will definitely make again and will try sifting the flour next time. Thanks so much for the recipe, everyone in the house loved!

  22. What a great idea for the peanut butter. It makes sense since pb and banana are such a great combo!

  23. Gorgeous and sounds delicious!!

  24. I MUST give this a try. I canNOT resist banana muffins and bread with chocolate. Love the addition of PB!

  25. I am right there with you, I wish I could keep the oven on all day! I am so over this winter weather! This bread sounds incredible, you can’t beat that banana and peanut butter combo. I have to give this one a try!

  26. This bread sounds amazing! I picture myself with a cup of Chai, a good book and your Peanut Butter Banana Bread!

  27. CHERYL!!!!! these photos are so amazing! and the recipe sounds wonderful!

  28. OMG! I have this every morning for breakfast! Well, it’s actually a protein shake but still consist of 3 of my fav Ingredients.. Peanut Butter, chocolate and Bananas! (You think there’s a huge carb differenceLOL) gotta try this bread!!!

  29. Yum 🙂
    Do you think this would work well as individual serves in a muffin pan?

  30. Chocolate, banana, peanut butter – my three FAVORITE ingredients. I daren’t make it as pretty sure I would eat the whole thing in one go!

  31. Cheryl, I have loved this recipe since I first saw it but I was just again struck by how awesome this photography is. Really inspiring! xoxo- K

  32. This does look like banana bread perfection!!

  33. HI Love your your Peanut Butter with Banana
    Going to bake this for my family they love both
    But I don’t think I’ve ever put them together

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  39. This looks like perfection!! I always try to sneak in some peanut butter when I make a banana bread for the sake of making it “healthier” 😉 Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  40. I made this it took about 1hour and 25 minutes in my oven. Switched the oven to convection bake for the last 15 minutes. Probably would have only taken an hour if I did convection from the get go. I did not add the salt. I figured peanut butter has enough and well I forgot to add it. It turn out great without out it. Added a sugar crumble on to just because I like sugar crumble. It’s a great recipe especially since you can play with the ingredients ( also added nutmeg and walnuts). That fact that you can leave salt out makes good for low sodium diets.

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