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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

If you’re looking to treat yourself to the ultimate quick and easy dessert, this Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread hits the spot with its rich sweetness and decadent texture that satisfy those chocolate cravings. Just grab those brown bananas and a dollop of creamy peanut butter to whip up a loaf that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert!

A loaf of chocolate peanut butter banana bread with slices cut.


Do you need the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas? You are in the right place. This peanut butter chocolate banana bread is just the ticket. Combining creamy peanut butter with the yummy flavor of banana creates a delicious flavor experience. Using simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, this recipe is packed full of decadent chocolate and peanut butter flavor. It’s the best way to use up those leftover bananas. 

The best part? This recipe isn’t difficult to make. With very little effort you will have a yummy peanut butter chocolate banana bread. It’s perfect for breakfast, dessert or even a snack. Whether you are taking it to a potluck, making it for a brunch get together, or simply craving a treat, this will quickly become one of your favorite recipes. 

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Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Easy to Make: This recipe uses simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. It is also extremely easy to prepare. Taking only a few steps and a little bit of prep time, this chocolate peanut butter banana bread is a great way to use up your overripe bananas. 
  • Comfort Food: Banana bread is a classic comfort food staple. It is perfect for cold winter mornings, paired with your favorite hot beverage. If you are craving some comfort food, this recipe is a fantastic choice. 
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Share this comfort food classic with friends and families at your next gathering. The combination of chocolate, peanut butter and banana makes this bread decadent enough to serve as a delicious dessert. 
  • Versatile: This banana bread is so versatile that it can be served in many different ways. Whether you are enjoying it as the perfect breakfast, dessert or even a snack, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. 

Ingredients 

The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Mashed bananas 
  • Large eggs 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Baking soda
  • All-purpose flour
  • Dutch-process cocoa
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil
Ingredients to make chocolate peanut butter banana bread.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Step One: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease or line a loaf tin with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Step Two: In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and sugar.
  • Step Three: Once mixed, add in the salt, cocoa, baking soda, and then the flour.
Steps to make chocolate peanut butter banana bread.
  • Step Four: Mix until just combined then transfer batter into prepared loaf tin.
Steps to make chocolate peanut butter banana bread.
  • Step Five: Bake on the center rack for 45-50 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
  • Step Six: Once baked, allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove the bread from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Step Seven: Melt about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter then drizzle over the top of the baked banana bread.
  • Step Eight: Serve and enjoy!
Steps to make chocolate peanut butter banana bread.

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    What to Serve with Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

    Serve this easy banana bread recipe with some of your favorite accompaniments. 

    A slice of chocolate peanut butter banana bread with peanut butter.

    Variations and Substitutions 

    • Nut Butter Variations: Rather than using creamy peanut butter, you can substitute it with the nut butter of your choice. Try using almond butter or cashew butter for a different nutty flavor. Just make sure that the consistency of the nut butter you use is similar to that of the creamy peanut butter. If it’s too oily it will separate and not work as well in the recipe. 
    • Chocolate Chips: Consider adding in some chocolate chips for a richer chocolate flavor. This will create a delicious peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread that will absolutely rock your socks. You can opt to use dark chocolate chips if you want a more bitter bite to balance out the richness of the bread.
    • Peanut Butter Chips: Add some peanut butter chips into your banana bread batter. This will add more peanut flavor to the bread, creating a delicious melty texture to each bite. 
    • Add Spices: Spice this recipe up by adding your favorite spices into the banana bread batter. A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg will add a hint of warmth to your bread, creating a delicious depth of flavor. 
    • Toppings: Instead of or in addition to the peanut butter drizzle to the top of the bread, use a cream cheese frosting, a chocolate ganache, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Changing up the topping you use will create an entirely different flavor profile.

    Storage Instructions

    If you have leftovers of this chocolate banana bread recipe you can easily store them for later. Simply wrap your cooled bread in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Store it in a cool dry place in your kitchen. It will keep well for 2-3 days. 

    Can I Freeze?

    Yes! You can freeze your peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread. Allow it to cool completely and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Place your banana bread in the freezer. It will keep for 2-3 months if stored properly. 

    A loaf of chocolate peanut butter banana bread with slices cut.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Ripe Bananas: Use ripe bananas for the best flavor. Overripe bananas with brown speckles are sweeter and add natural sweetness to the bread.
    • Sift Dry Ingredients: Sift the cocoa powder and flour to remove lumps and ensure even distribution when mixed into the batter. This will make sure that your bread is smoother in texture when it is done baking.
    • Don’t Overmix: Mix the batter until just combined after adding the dry ingredients. Overmixing can lead to a denser bread.  
    • Toothpick Test: Use a toothpick to check for doneness. Insert it into the center of the bread, and if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter), the bread is ready.
    • Cooling Time: Allow the bread to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. This helps to set the structure and prevents it from breaking.

    How to Tell When It’s Done Baking

    To determine when the peanut butter chocolate banana bread is done baking, use the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread, and if it comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it, the bread is ready. The top of the bread should be firm to the touch, golden brown, and the edges should be pulling away slightly from the sides of the loaf tin. 

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    A stack of chocolate peanut butter banana bread.

    FAQ

    How long does this banana bread recipe take to make? 

    The prep time for this banana bread is 10 minutes. It takes about 45-50 minutes to finish baking. Make sure to allow for cooling time before serving. 

    Can I use natural peanut butter to make this? 

    No. You don’t want to use natural peanut butter in this recipe. It will separate and effect the texture of your finished bread. 

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    Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 1
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes
    If you're looking to treat yourself to the ultimate quick and easy dessert, this Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread hits the spot with its rich sweetness and decadent texture that satisfy those chocolate cravings. Just grab those brown bananas and a dollop of creamy peanut butter to whip up a loaf that's perfect for breakfast or dessert!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • ½ cup creamy peanut butter melted for about 20 seconds + extra for drizzle
    • 3 large bananas mashed
    • 2 large eggs room temperature
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp finely ground sea salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup dutch-process cocoa
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup vegetable oil

    Instructions

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease or line a loaf tin with parchment paper. Set aside.
    • In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and sugar. Once mixed, add in the salt, cocoa, baking soda, and then the flour.
    • Mix until just combined then transfer batter into prepared loaf tin.
    • Bake on the center rack for 45-50 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
    • Once baked, allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove the bread from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
    • Melt about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter then drizzle over the top of the baked banana bread.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 3521kcal | Carbohydrates: 431g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 192g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 81g | Monounsaturated Fat: 63g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 4116mg | Potassium: 2920mg | Fiber: 35g | Sugar: 259g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 17mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword banana bread

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