Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

You just have to try this Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread.  

As my daughter loves to try different flavor combinations with banana bread, she took our family’s favorite Banana Bread recipe and substituted peanut butter for half of the butter requirement.  To be honest, the real reason she made the substitution is because she loves peanut butter!  To top it off, chocolate chips were also added.  What could be a better flavor combination than bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate banana bread?

Did you know that Peanut butter is a good butter substitute in baking to help lower the cholesterol?


Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Servings: 2 loaves
  • 1/2 cup butter,  room temperature
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (your choice of creamy or crunchy)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed (preferably overripe)*
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease two (2) 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Fold in bananas.

  3. Reserve 1/4 cup chocolate chips; set aside.

  4. Gently fold the remaining chocolate chips into the banana bread batter.  Pour the batter into the prepared bread pans filling about 3/4 full (as bread will rise during baking).  Sprinkle the top of the loaves with the reserved 1/4 cup chocolate chips (this add a nice look to the finished loaves).

  5. NOTE: Bake all quick breads as soon as the ingredients are assembled. Since high temperatures are often called for, it is best to bake them in the center of the oven, as the heat in the top third of the oven will be too intense.

  6. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  NOTE: Be sure and poke the toothpick to the center of the loaf.  A good check is to use an instant digital thermometer to test your bread.  The internal temperature of the bread should be at 200 degrees F. when done.

  7. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan.  Cool completely before slicing.

  8. Storage:  Breads that contain fruit, nuts, or butter may be stored for 2 or 3 days, well wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.  May be frozen for longer storage.  After thawing frozen breads, reheat them in a 400 degree F. oven for a few minutes before serving.

  9. Makes 2 loaves.

Recipe Notes

* To ripen bananas, allow green or yellow bananas to ripen at room temperature until the skin is covered with brown spots.


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Additional Banana Bread Recipes:


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Banana Oatmeal Yogurt Bread
I combined a couple of my Banana Bread recipes to create this delicious and healthy loaf of banana bread.  The use of yogurt in the recipe allows you to cut back on butter.  This bread is slightly heavier and denser than other banana breads.  Great for breakfast!

Banana Pineapple Bread
This is a very moist and delicious tropical tasting banana bread.  Very easy-to-make for your family.  I made this bread a week ago and it was still moist and tasty.

Banana Pistachio Yogurt Bread
This Banana Pistachio Yogurt Bread is very moist and very delicious.  I love pistachios, so I though why not make bread using them.  This bread is as addictive as eating pistachios!  The use of yogurt in the recipe allows you to cut back on butter or oil in your diet.

Banana Yogurt Bread
This is a very moist and delicious banana bread.  The use of yogurt in the recipe allows you to cut back on butter.  Very easy-to-make for your family.

Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread
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Raspberry Chocolate Banana Bread
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Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread
Here is another variation on the Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread with Reeses Pieces candy added in.  The Reeses Candy Pieces take the peanut butter flavour up another notch!  Peanut butter is a good butter substitute in baking to help lower the cholesterol.  The real reason she made the substitution – is because she loves peanut butter!  To top it off, chocolate chips also needed to be added.

Sourdough Banana Bread
I slightly adapted this delicious Sourdough Banana Bread from the outstanding cookbook, The Complete Sourdough Cookbook by Don and Myrtle Holm.  I am always looking for new ideas and recipes for using my Sourdough Starter.  This quick bread recipe is perfect as the bread is so moist with the sweet taste of bananas, and so easy-to-make.

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I adapted my Sourdough Banana Bread recipe and added shredded zucchini squash to the recipe.  This bread recipe is perfect as the bread is so so easy-to-make and delicious!

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This recipe for banana bread fascinated me, as it takes 6 bananas in the recipe.  Also the bananas are heated, juiced, and the juice reduced!  I had never heard of this technique before, so I just had to give it a try.  I very slightly adapted a few instructions in the recipe from the Cooks Illustrated Magazine, America’s Test Kitchen, Season 11.




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Comments and Reviews

5 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Shanna Sorenson

    This looks yummy my boys have been asking me to make banana bread, I am sure they would love the chocolate chips in it!

  2. plasterer bristol

    Oh boy – this sounds so good. Cant wait to give this a go.


  3. Anita kirner

    Your recipe is missing vanilla! I put 2 teaspoons in and it came out great!

  4. Phyllis Donabedian

    Made this recipe today and could not stop slicing myself another piece!! Had 3 slices with a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee. Wow!! Delicious!! Chocolate chips really add to it and I used Hershey chips!! Really yummy!!!

  5. Emilie

    Best banana bread ever! I’ve been making this recipe for a few years and it’s my family’s favorite. Instead of making 2 loaves, I usually make 1 loaf and 12 muffins (which I freeze as soon as they’re room temperature). I love making this recipe with crunchy peanut butter, 2 tsp vanilla or almond extract, and 4 tbsp of warm/cold coffee or espresso (2 tsp of espresso powder works well too). Thanks for the recipe, it comes out perfectly every time!


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