Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread combines 3 of my favorite ingredients ever! Perfect for all those chocolate, peanut butter, and banana lovers. This banana bread is moist, gooey, and delicious.
Every bite of this decadent treat explodes with flavor from the sweet bananas and creamy peanut butter with a rich chocolate swirl. The best part of this recipe is it’s so easy to make. All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than an hour. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!
Chocolate and peanut butter have long been a beloved combination of sweet treats. This classic duo is the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy, with just the right sweetness. Combining these two flavors creates a decadent flavor that is unmatched by any other food pairing.
Bananas are an incredibly popular fruit and for a good reason. They’re sweet, delicious, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Not to mention they’re convenient because you can take them anywhere! Bananas pair perfectly with both chocolate and peanut butter, adding a creamy sweetness that takes this bread over the top.
This bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. I like to serve it with a scoop of ice cream and some extra banana slices for an extra special treat. It’s also fantastic toasted and served with butter or jam. No matter how you choose to enjoy this loaf, one thing is certain – it will quickly become your favorite sweet treat.
So if you’re looking for a delicious new twist on banana bread, try Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Swirl Bread. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures, and sure to be a hit with all your friends and family!
I have been baking many homemade loaves of bread this fall and winter seasons. One of my favorite recipes is the Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread. Not only is it delicious, but it is also visually stunning.
Today, I had the idea to make a twist on my favorite fall bread during snack time while I was putting chocolate on my bananas. I decided to use banana peanut butter instead of pumpkin. I immediately decided to make it and after tasting the batter, I knew it would become a favorite.
How to tell if my bananas are ripe for baking?
When deciding if your bananas are ripe enough for baking, there are a few things to consider. First, look at the color of the banana peel. If it has turned from green to yellow and has some brown spots, then it’s ready to use. The more brown spots, the riper it is. Ripe bananas will be sweeter and more flavorful.
If the inside of the banana peel is dark brown or black, it means the fruit is extremely ripe, and if it’s too soft and leaking fluids, the banana is spoiled and not fit to eat. In this case, it’s best to discard the bananas.
Ingredients you will need to make this peanut butter banana bread.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Bananas, ripened
- Creamy peanut butter
- Granulated sugar
- Light brown sugar
- Vegetable or canola oil
- Vanilla extract
- Dark chocolate chips
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
How do you make swirl bread?
Make your batter following the directions below in the recipe card.
Divide batter in half by placing the second half of the batter in a separate bowl.
Bake for 60-75 minutes, until center is completely cooked, toothpick or knife comes out clean when inserted in the top center of the loaf. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan, and let it cool completely before you serve.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 medium bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a 9×5 bread pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt, mix together until combined. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, I used my KitchenAid mixer, mix together bananas and peanut butter until well combined and there are no visible banana chunks. Add in brown sugar and white sugar, stir until combined.
- Add in eggs until well combined. Stir in milk, oil, and vanilla extract, stir until all the wet ingredients are incorporated. Slowly mix in flour mixture, until there are no clumps and mixture is smooth.
- Divide batter in half by placing the second half of the batter in a separate bowl.
- In a small bowl stir together melted chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. Pour this into the second bowl with half of the batter, mix the batter and chocolate until well combined.
- Alternate between the two batters and pour into the prepared bread pan. I start with the plain, add chocolate, top with plain again, chocolate, then a tablespoon or two of the plain on top. Use a knife to swirl the batters, don’t over swirl, you will then combine the batters. Run the knife one time through the pan.
- Place in oven and bake for 60-75 minutes, until center is completely cooked, toothpick or knife comes out clean when inserted in the top center of the loaf. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan, and let it cool completely before you serve.
- Tip: If your bread appears to be browning too quickly, gently place a piece of foil over it like a tent, I did this with my loaf at the 45 minute mark.