Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl Updated

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread makes for a great breakfast or afternoon snack. A bread that'll knock your socks off!

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Your new favorite bread. Everyone loves banana bread, but this is banana bread taken to a whole new level. I’ve made chocolate banana bread, and I’ve made peanut butter banana bread, but I’ve never made chocolate + peanut butter + banana, all in a single recipe.

Of course, a quick internet search told me that this was not an original idea, and that makes sense because it’s a GREAT idea, so someone before me would’ve had it too. If one is looking to elevate classic banana bread into something over-the-top, then Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread is a natural progression. The flavors all go together so nicely.

Even though someone else did this first (probably lots of people, if I’m being realistic), it doesn’t mean we can’t still keep tweaking the idea though. I adapted this version from another source, and I loved how perfectly balanced the three main flavors were in the original recipe. Everything was very equal, and nothing really overtook anything else for front-and-center. Equal parts chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. It was lovely.

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For myself, being a peanut butter fanatic, I nevertheless wanted to tweak the recipe to see how much more of the nutty stuff I could squeeze into it. It’s what I do. Take perfectly good recipes and trash them up with excessive amounts of peanut butter. Would you have it any different? I’m not asking you, Aunt Sandie! Side note: how am I related to someone who hates peanut butter??

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Anyway, what I love about this bread is that it’s full of flavor. It contains three mashed bananas, a heap of cocoa powder, and an even bigger heap of peanut butter. It’s also jammed with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, in case you still didn’t have your fix. Plus more on top for drizzle.. you know, for looks.

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Amazingly, it’s not too sweet. It’s still a bread. It’s sweet, but it’s not dessert. It’s not cake masquerading as bread. It’s bread. It’s rich, moist, and hearty. And it comes together easily, like most quick breads! It’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, and well, you could have it for dessert, but it’s really a great snack.  

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 medium Bananas, Mashed
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, Divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar.
  3. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for 30 seconds, until slightly melted and thin.
  4. Add the bananas, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla, stirring until combined.
  5. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 1 cup peanut butter chips.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes before inverting the bread onto the wire rack to cool completely.
  10. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the remaining chocolate chips until melted. Drizzle over the bread.
  11. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the remaining peanut butter chips until melted. Drizzle over the bread.
  12. Allow to set. Cut and serve.

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Source: Recipe inspired by Broma Bakery
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Author: Sarah Grossett
Source: Recipe inspired by Broma Bakery
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 291
Calories 667

% Daily Value*
56%
Total Fat 36g
71%
  Saturated Fat 14g
8%
Sodium 202mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate 77g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 53g
30%
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!