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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Classic banana bread just got better with this amazing peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread recipe.

Banana bread is my favorite way to quickly use up bananas that are over ripe and freckly. Rather than choose my standard Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe, this time I decided to try something new.

Peanut butter and chocolate chips are two of my favorite things – so why not combine them for an amazing moist peanut butter banana bread? It’s a hit at our house!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with peanut butter sliced on a cutting board.

How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 mashed bananas (to equal 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

How to mix up chocolate chip banana bread with peanut butter:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying it with cooking oil or lining it with parchment paper.

For the example shown in the pictures, I used an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch metal pan lined with parchment paper. If you use a larger sized pan or mini loaf pans, just adjust the baking time accordingly.

I put together a quick video demonstrating the steps of mixing up this easy banana bread recipe:

Step 2: In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.
Step 3: In a large sized mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the peanut butter and butter. Whisk or mix with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Add in the egg , sugar, and vanilla and mix to combine.
Step 4: Mash the bananas in a measuring cup until it comes to the 1 cup measurement.
Step 5: Add a scoop of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to just combine, then add some of the bananas. Keep alternating and mixing until you end with the bananas. Mix just until combined. Then mix in the chocolate chips. I used both white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Step 6: Spread banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-65 minutes.

Check on the banana bread at the 40 minute mark. If the crust is starting to get too brown, tent the top with aluminum foil.

Bake until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip banana bread in a loaf pan sitting on a cooling rack.
Lining the chocolate chip banana bread loaf pan with parchment paper makes it easy to remove – and clean up is a breeze!

Let the bread cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing. If you want chocolate chips to decorate the top, just sprinkle some on after pulling it out of the oven. I used a combination of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips for these, but just sprinkled white on the top after baking.

Cool completely. Then slice and enjoy!

Sliced peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread on a cutting board.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Make use of ripe bananas by baking this amazing moist peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread - a delicious take on a classic recipe from the past!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 mashed bananas, to equal 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying it with cooking oil or lining it with parchment paper.For the example shown in the pictures, I used an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch metal pan lined with parchment paper. If you use a larger sized pan or mini loaf pans, just adjust the baking time accordingly.
  2. Step 2: In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.Step 3: In a large sized mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the peanut butter and butter. Whisk or mix with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Add in the egg, sugar, and vanilla and mix to combine.Step 4: Mash the bananas in a measuring cup until it comes to the 1 cup measurement.Step 5: Add a scoop of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to just combine, then add some of the bananas. Keep alternating and mixing until you end with the bananas. Mix just until combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips. I used a mix of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.Step 6: Spread banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-65 minutes.Check on the banana bread at the 40 minute mark. If the crust is starting to get too brown, tent the top with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
  4. Let the bread cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing. If you want chocolate chips to decorate the top, just sprinkle some on after pulling it out of the oven. I used a combination of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips for these, but just sprinkled white on the top after baking.
  5. Cool completely. Then slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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