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!

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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.  

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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

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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!


  • 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


  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.


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

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44 Responses to “Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread”

  1. Kathy posted on January 6, 2014 at 8:41 am (#)

    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. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:38 am (#)

    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. Shaina posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:58 am (#)

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

  4. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on January 6, 2014 at 10:34 am (#)

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

  5. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on January 6, 2014 at 10:48 am (#)

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

  6. Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstance posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm (#)

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

  7. Coco in the Kitchen posted on January 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm (#)

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

  8. Becki's Whole Life posted on January 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm (#)

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

  9. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:18 am (#)

    That looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe Cheryl!!


  10. Jenny Flake posted on January 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm (#)

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

  11. Nikki @Seeded at the Table posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm (#)

    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. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm (#)

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

  13. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living posted on January 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm (#)

    This looks like pure comfort on a plate Cheryl!

  14. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on January 8, 2014 at 3:32 am (#)

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

  15. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon posted on January 8, 2014 at 8:00 am (#)

    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. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on January 8, 2014 at 8:53 am (#)

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

  17. Kristen posted on January 8, 2014 at 10:17 am (#)

    This photo and recipe makes me happy!

  18. Loretta posted on January 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm (#)

    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. Shiran posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:27 am (#)

    Just what I wanted to make for today! My 3 favorite ingredients :)

  20. alison @ ingredients, Inc posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:47 am (#)

    this is on my to do list!

  21. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:32 am (#)

    This bread looks so amazing Cheryl! All my favorite flavors together :) Pinned!

  22. Andrea posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:47 am (#)

    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.

    • TidyMom replied on January 10th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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

    • Bonni replied on January 11th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      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 :)

      • TidyMom replied on January 12th, 2014 at 11:56 am

        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.

        • Bonni replied on January 12th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

          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!

  23. Wendy | Around My Family Table posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm (#)

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

  24. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on January 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm (#)

    Gorgeous and sounds delicious!!

  25. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:19 am (#)

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

  26. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm (#)

    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!

  27. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm (#)

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

  28. nest of posies posted on January 11, 2014 at 10:05 am (#)

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

  29. Viki Exley-Mikusek posted on January 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm (#)

    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!!!

  30. Kerryn posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:10 am (#)

    Yum :)
    Do you think this would work well as individual serves in a muffin pan?

  31. Amy posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:17 am (#)

    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!

  32. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on January 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm (#)

    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

  33. Deborah posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:09 am (#)

    This does look like banana bread perfection!!

  34. Sophia Purvis posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:23 am (#)

    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

  35. Alyssa posted on January 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm (#)

    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!


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