Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread.
Word on the street is that I post quite a few recipes with peanut butter.
But this recipe is better. This recipe contains one of the best combinations known to man: chocolate, peanut butter and banana.
Only taking a close second to bacon and chocolate.
This is a banana bread to end all banana breads.
And it has whole wheat flour! And brown sugar. You know, the healthy kind of sugar? Since it’s brown? Kind of like brown bread. Or brown flour. Or brown brownies.
Just ignore me.
All I’m saying is that you can eat lots.
And as usual, make sure you cut super thick slices. Slices already have a set limit of calories. One slice fits all. Make it a big one.
Especially if the top is covered in raw turbinado sugar, because then it’s reallllly crunchy. I might have eaten just the top off of half the loaf because, well… I do things like that.
Love, love, love this bread. I was a little nervous using all whole wheat flour, but it made the bread perfectly dense and delicious. It’s not too sweet either. Which is highly unusual for me, so I apologize. Not sure what’s gotten into me this week, except for six replays of Now and Then, and an outrageous amount of bacon, sprinkles and whipped cream vodka.
Just kidding on that last one. Sort of.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
makes one loaf
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour [or all purpose flour]
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup peanut flour [99.9% sure this can be omitted if you don’t have it]
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk [I used vanilla almond milk, any kind will work]
1 cup chocolate chips
raw turbinado sugar for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, cocoa, peanut flour, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Cream butter and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add bananas and mix. Add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined. Stir in milk, adding more one tablespoon at a time if batter is not wet enough. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter. Cover the top with course sugar for garnish. Bake for 50 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean.
What can I say? I like some peanut butter with my peanut butter.
156 Comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread.”
i may have to truck out into the snow to get some ripe bananas so i can make this today. i’m already in my elastic waist pants after all, might as well embrace it right?
I would probably do it.
heehee, we’ll see what the afternoon brings:)
I hate bananas. But I LOVE banana bread. Go figure.
It’s like my three favorite things joined forces to make something ridiculously tasty!! Need to make this :D
Chocolate, peanut butter and banana: my all-time favorite combo. And you’ve made them into a bread?! What are you trying to do to me?
Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate? I have to make this.
wow looks amazing!!! like usual! thanks for the awesome recipes!
You can never have enough peanut butter recipes! Especially when they involve that amazing combo of peanut butter, banana, AND chocolate!
I made banana bread yesterday and almost added pb and chocolate. I made a new gluten free recipe though, so I wanted to try the traditional way first. Since it was such a hit, you better believe I will be adding both next time!
Turbinado on baked goods is the best! I love the crunchy texture.
This looks so good — I definitely need to do some baking soon!
I made a very similar recipe using Cooking Light’s version..so freakin’ good!
Soooo making this over the weekend!! I love banana bread…I love PB…I love chocolate. Its a win-win-win combo :)
Drooling right now!
Great minds! I just made a whole wheat white chocolate chunk banana bread, and was pleasantly surprised by the whole wheat! I can’t wait to try this recipe!
That sounds delicious!
whoa, what a great combination of ingredients. talk about a slice of heaven!
If your PB recipes all look like this, feel free to post away!
OMG, I think I just found my snow day baking activity! I have 2 over-ripe bananas that are just asking to be made into banana bread!
with the abundance of chocolate peanut butter recipes on your blog, it’s clear you’re my favorite food blogger ever. What’s not clear to me is why you want me to double my body weight by the end of the month.
Thank you and I apologize. Kind of.
I was thinking the same thing Emily! Question if you don’t mind asking – do you really eat and enjoy the stuff you bake? Or are you “one of those people” that just loves to bake – and give it away (a.k.a pawn it off on others)…? ;)
We always eat everything I make – always! Sometimes I make things for parties or friends, it just depends. I elaborate on this more in my FAQS. But I’d never not taste something I made. This is by no means a daily food blog so just because there may be 3 sweet recipes posted in a row doesn’t mean they were made and eaten in 3 consecutive days. This is much more about recipe development and my love for creating recipes and sharing them!
Sigh – me too Jessica…and I just wish to God I could do it for a living versus the torture I have to go through mentally and physically now…not doing what you love is not just stressful – it’s soul-sucking.
Ooops – sorry got carried away there…;)
Keep working at it girl! Trust me, I was there for a long time too. The only thing that can bring you out of it is you and your will and passion! :)
Is this your “full-time” job Jess?? How long have you been blogging for?
Sorry – totally hijacking your thread here hah!! …oh I can’t stop looking at that cake now anyways and am writing down the recipe of course…
Yes it is now, but it wasn’t until recently. I’ve been blogging since Sept 2009!
Okay – I swear I’ll shut up after this! But I’m so intrigued…how do you make money and a living from it though? Ads? Or do you sell your baked goods? (p.s – if not you should ;) ).
No prob! Yes, Foodbuzz (the ads on the side) is my sponsor. I don’t sell baked goods mainly because I really just like to write about food!
Oh God…that is so amazing…seriously…I’d have to make like $5000 a month though from it to actually do what I love and quit my career…yeah, that’s how high my loan payments and bills are. Life really sucks for me right now.
Which is so sad because really – Life Is Beautiful.
i just bought some turbinado sugar for a cookie recipe (the cookies are shaped like pretzels with the sugar as a garnish so it looks like salt!), and I’ve been using it to top muffins, quick breads, etc. great idea! This bread looks awesome…love peanut butter!
I love those kinds of cookies! Never made them but I’ve had some before.
That’s better ;)
FYI: if you mix the whipped cream vodka with orange soda, it tastes like a creamsicle :)
Good (or bad?) to know! :)
I love quick bread recipes like this one that incorporate whole wheat! Yum!
Three of my favorite things… PB, chocolate and banana! I love it. My next set of brown nanerz are becoming this bread :)
your last photo is fabulous! this looks … uh, I just love.
you have rendered me speechless.
…and this is why I love you :)
My three favorite food groups all in one — chocolate, bananas and peanut butter. Yum! I could eat this morning, noon and night.
I may have done that…
I rarely (okay, never) stray from my Kona Inn Banana Bread recipe, but you’re right; chocolate, PB and bananas is the best combination – I can’t wait to try this!
I’m a PB fanatic as well and this bread looks AMAZING. My family would totally go nuts for this! :)
This sounds wonderful. I love your creative treats!
sounds amazingly dense and delicious I love the turbinado sugar on top for that crunch…im with you, I could eat the top off all day long :)
Ooh…I can’t wait to try this! Guess I’ll have to “accidentally” buy too many bananas and then “accidentally” let them get too ripe :)
Yes Please! This looks fab!!!
Brown sugar is healthy because it’s brown and natural. I totally agree. This treat also has a serving of fruits, so it’s healthy.
You are so smart. I love your mind.
Turbinado sugar does wonders to the top of breads!! And you’re right- chocolate and peanut butter is good. Chocolate, peanut butter and banana is AMAZING.
This sounds amazing. I love peanut butter too. A friend of mine used to joke that she could probably get me to do anything just by dangling peanut butter in my face. Peanut butter is my kryptonite, but you’re going to think I’m crazy.. I just gave up eating peanut butter for a while! I’ll have to save this for when I start eating it again. :)
It’s funny bc I was thinking about what to bake tonight since the last of your gooey butter cake was polished last night! NOW I have a recipe!
1. no butter in the house…would oil or applesauce substitute?
2. no peanut flour…should I use a 1/4 c. more of the ww flour?
3. I have no pastry flour…does ww flour work? I also have AP ww white flour
add butterscotch chips next time. i’m telling you. and some mascarpone too.
don’t come to my blog….i warned you
Looks delicious…I made something a bit like this, too, but I turned them into muffins! Thanks for sharing.
I think I am madly in love with you for making this recipe. I will buy a bunch of bananas to ripen JUST for this recipe. :-)
mmm, always looking for a good banana bread recipe!
Love that Pinnacle Whip! I had a bit of it last night myself… :)
I need a yummy recipe for my daughter’s bday cupcakes…I am fixing to scour your recipe page to find one!!!
BTW this bread looks sinful!
These aren’t in my recipe index because they are other’s recipes, but you MUST make these ones: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/10/11/blog-inspired-cake-and-icing/
I promise you will NOT be disappointed. I literally make them almost once a week.
Banana bread is one of my favorite things to make. I feel virtuous using up those browning bananas, PLUS I love the taste.
Combine it with chocolate and peanut butter, and WOW. I can’t wait to try this.
YUM! I agree chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is the best combo. I need to make this. About how many CUPS of mashed banana does it need?
This looks absolutely delicious!!! Definitely a fun twist from regular banana bread! Thanks for the recipe :)
Mmm, looks heavenly! If omitting the peanut flour, should it be replaced with normal flour or just cut from the recipe?
This banana cake/bread looks wonderful!
Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is a fabulous combo! I love that you spread even more peanut butter on your slice!
In high school I used to be jealous of my friends for new clothes..or the hot tool they were dating…but now what am I jealous of with my friends?? THEIR NATURAL LIGHT lol…I have issues.
LOL! This is so true. You need to write a post on this…hahahah. Love the comparison.
Beautiful bread and I love the coarse sugar on top. I never thought to add peanut butter to my banana bread….where have I been? ;) Of course I never considered tossing in Nutella either…