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Easton turns 1 year old next month. I can’t hardly believe that a year has almost gone by already. He started walking about a month ago, and he is all over the place. And into everything. My kitchen looks like a war zone most days, with kitchen towels and measuring spoons and pots and pans strewn across the floor. I try to pick things up, but after putting something away for the 5th time in an hour, you start to not care anymore and just pick things up once at the end of the day. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of his other favorite spots to make messes is on the bookcases where I keep my cookbooks. Most of them are wedged in pretty tight, so he can’t get them out, but there are some things that he goes back to time and time again.

I have several recipe boxes that have random recipes stored in them. Lots of cut outs from magazines, hand written recipes, and random recipes taken from packages or newsletters. (I tell ya – I have a bit of a recipe hoarding problem. :)) After having Easton pull out those boxes and dump their contents onto the floor for the 80th time one day, I decided to go through some of the recipes as I put them away. I ended up throwing many away – things that didn’t sound good or recipes I thought I’d never make. But I came across so many that I wanted to try out – and right away.

The recipe I based this bread off of came from one of those boxes. I have no idea where it came from or who gave it to me – it was written on the back of a receipt, and only half of the recipe was written down. But I couldn’t get the idea of a peanut/peanut buttter/chocolate chip banana bread out of my head after seeing the recipe. I found myself with some over-ripe bananas on the counter one day, and immediately went to that recipe box for this recipe!

This is definitely not your boring banana bread. I opted for mini chocolate chips, because I know they don’t sink like regular chocolate chips sometimes do. And on a whim, I decided to add the glaze. It definitely takes this banana bread to a whole new indulgent level, but it was one of my favorite parts of this bread!! I loved that there wasn’t one flavor that overpowered any of the other flavors, but they all melded together beautifully. I wouldn’t change a thing next time!

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Peanutty Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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Step up your boring banana bread! This amped up bread is filled with peanut butter, chocolate chips and peanuts. Top it off with a peanut butter glaze to take it over the top!
Serves: 1 loaf, or 4-6 mini loaves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanuts, chopped (divided)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF. Spray a loaf pan or mini loaf pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, bananas, peanut butter, oil and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the peanuts. Spoon the batter into the pan(s) and sprinkle the remaining peanuts on top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden on top and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes for a full sized loaf, or 30-45 minutes for mini loaves (depending on the size of loaf pan). Let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. When cool, make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients well. Drizzle on top of the banana bread.


One year ago: Crescent Cristo Sandwich Loaf
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39 Responses to Peanutty Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. Rosa says:

    Mmmhh, irresistible! Those must taste just heavenly.



  2. I agree; this is definitely not your boring banana bread! This is totally jazzed up, and I love it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing. Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This looks absolutely delicious. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

  5. Cassie says:

    Happy early birthday, Easton!! This bread sounds amazing and the photos are mouthwatering. I love everything about this bread!

  6. Abby says:

    I already love banana bread, so I know this must be amazing! Can’t believe Easton is almost 1. That means my little one is right behind him! Time to start planning birthday parties!

  7. Katrina says:

    I need to get in on this! It looks lovely!

  8. one of my favorite combinations!!

    happy birthday to Easton! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The combo of PB and choc is always a winner and I love the little loaves and that PB drizzle….nice!

  10. danielle says:

    I haven’t tasted this but I can tell from the ingredients that this is going to be my families new favorite treat for sure. Im holding on to this recipe.

  11. YUM. I have a few bananas that need to be turned into bread. I love the pb and choc combo.

    I can’t believer your baby is one! He’s such a cutie.

    I bet my recipe hoarding could top yours! ๐Ÿ˜‰ That reminds me that I really need to go through them…

  12. Natalie A. says:

    This is a recipe that I can make with ripe bananas I need to use. I love that it will mix things up a bit instead of having regular banana bread all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  13. junecutie says:

    I am making this recipe right after I post this comment. I love banana bread, but I am allergic to all peanut products. So I am doing what I always do. I substitute Almond Butter for the Peanut Butter. I will also substitute Coconut OIl for the vegetable oil, chopped cashews for the peanuts; and I will add coconut and almond extracts. My mouth is already watering! I can’t wait to taste it! Thanks for all the great recipes.

  14. Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana…what a classic combination. I love your addition of the peanuts to this bread! And I would gladly spoon that glaze into my mouth right now!

  15. Chels R. says:

    That looks really good! I bet my hubby would love the addition of Peanut Butter in this !

  16. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says:

    Peanut butter and banana is my favorite combination. Its something I eat on a regular basis usually in a smoothie or just as a snack. I never thought of incorporating it in to a delicious bread. I have to try this! Plus with the addition of the chocolat chips, oh yum! My twins are 19 months and they are like Easton, they get in to everything in the kitchen. I never knew measuring cups could be so much fun, but they seem to think they are the best thing ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Betty says:

    I’d love one of these babies for dessert tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas with that glorious glaze has me wishing I had some spotty bananas. I may have to hide some.

  18. Joanne says:

    I canNOT believe it has been a year! I feel like he was born yesterday!!

    Okay so…I may have just tossed some really brown bananas into the garbage. Is it THAT gross of me to take them back out and make this? They still have their skins on them!!

  19. Monet says:

    Smile. I made a very similar recipe to this yesterday….so good! And I’m so impressed that you have been baking with a little one afoot. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious concoction. I’m sitting down with a tall cup of almond milk and a coconut cookie. Perfect accompaniments to blog reading! I hope you are having a blessed week!

  20. Kristy says:

    I have a little sous chef that would love to make this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Asmita says:

    This must taste awesome! All my favorite flavors in one bite. WOW!!!

  22. Happy Banana Bread Day!!!! Love your version of the classic, too! I just made a flourless version last night ๐Ÿ˜€ gorgeous pics!

  23. wow!! this looks fantastic. I love dressing up banana bread.

  24. I love peanut butter and bananas — maybe one of my favorite flavor combos!!

  25. such a good idea to use mini chocolate chips. this looks so good! and fluffy!

  26. Mary Anne says:

    Drool! I bet my two year old would love these – banana, chocolate and peanut butter? Uh, yep!

  27. danielle says:

    I wanted to let you know that I featured these on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post today – stop by and see!

  28. Sounds great. If you added some bacon you could call it Elvis Banana Bread.

  29. erica says:

    Please send me the nutriental facts!!

    • Deborah says:

      @erica, I don’t calculate nutritional facts because there are too many factors, but there are several sites online where you can figure them yourself. Caloriecount.com is one of my favorites!

  30. I made these muffins without the glaze the other day. They were a hit at my brunch party!

  31. doyle says:

    I made this recipe and it turned out really well. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  32. Judith says:

    I made this as a treat for work. They ate it up and I even had a coworker ask if I could make her a few loaves for a girls night and pay me for it. Thanks for the recipe and extra cash. ๐Ÿ™‚

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