Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

Delicious fluffy banana bread studded with chocolate chips and the crunch of peanut butter. My Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread is the best way to use up old bananas. 

 I’m not the only one with overripe bananas am I?

I know I’m not the only person who buys bananas and ends up with a few lurking in the fruit bowl. They then start to get a little brown and no one wants to eat them. So they sit there getting more overripe by the day.  Previously I used to moan and vow to not buy bananas again because they would be wasted. Now, I welcome the overripe bananas! I have even been known to stop Mr Curly eating the bananas when they are yellow because I am waiting for them to turn brown so I can make this Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread. 

I have been making banana bread for years but it is nice to have a few different banana recipes up your sleeve! Obviously peanut butter and chocolate chips sprang to mind as they would go perfectly with the banana. 

Developing the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread recipe 

It took a couple of attempts before I was happy with this recipe. The first time there wasn’t enough peanut butter, the second time was nearly there but lacking something. That is when I decided to change from smooth to chunky peanut butter. That was the final tweak I was looking for! The crunch from the peanut butter is just what is needed to help reinforce the fact that peanuts are included and not just relying on their flavour. 

When I am developing a recipe, the people around me get to try the different attempts. I have my opinions on whether I think it is good enough or still needs work but it is always good to get other people’s opinions. 

Tweaking the recipe 

I have used milk chocolate in this recipe, but dark chocolate would go really well too. You could also use smooth peanut butter if this is all you have and it will taste great. You will just not have the added little crunch. It is completely up to you whether you want to use chocolate chips or chunks. I have used both and they are equally as good. If you have peanut butter chips you can scatter a few of these on top. 

Although this is called Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread, I think of it as more of a cake. It is incredibly easy and quick to make which is another reason I love it so much. I have often whipped this up one evening while dinner is cooking in the oven and then put it after dinner is ready. I can then go and eat dinner and clear up while this cooks without needing any attention. 


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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

Delicious fluffy banana bread studded with chocolate chips and the crunch of peanut butter. My Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread is the best way to use up old bananas. 

Course Snack, Bread
Cuisine British
Keyword Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Banana
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 340 kcal
Author Curly


  • 125 g unsalted butter softened
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 g bananas mashed
  • 100 g milk chocolate chips or chunks
  • 130 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • A few chocolate chips to decorate optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC (fan assisted or 180ºC non fan) and line a 2lb loaf tin

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together for at least 5 minutes until pale and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs and mix again
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the butter until the flour is nearly combined, but not quite
  5. Mash the bananas roughly with a fork and add them to the mix along with the peanut butter, chocolate chips and milk. Mix until combined
  6. Tip into the lined tin and smooth. I then make a shallow indent down the middle to help even rising. Scatter over the additional chocolate chips if you're using them
  7. Bake in the oven for 1 hour until a cocktail stick comes out clean. If it starts to get too brown, cover it loosely with tin foil
  8. Allow to cool for around 30 minutes before removing from the tin and cooling completely on a wire rack

Recipe Notes

Keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 313IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

  1. Lily

    Beautiful rise on that banana bread and nothing beats the flavor of peanut butter and bananas. I would totally sprinkle some chocolate chips on top. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  2. Judith Graber

    Great recipe – three favorite ingredients in baking; bananas, chocolate and peanut butter. What’s not to like about your bread. Thanks for coming to the party and sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  3. Donna

    I love banana bread, my daughter is obsessed with bananas, so it’s been a while since we’ve had any that need using. but I always make banana bread when we do. This looks like a fantastic twist! #CookBlogShare

    1. Cat Post author

      Thank you. You’ll have to hide a couple from her so they can get brown. I’m sure she’d love this way of eating them too 😉

  4. Jacqui Bellefontaine

    I’m going to have to beg to differ as I’m not keen on peanut butter but I know a lot of people would love this. I do love banana bread though and chocolate chips are a great addition. Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare

  5. Mandy

    Are there any limits to the different kinds of banana bread that can be made? No, I didn’t think so! Love the idea of putting peanut butter in

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