This Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bread takes the worlds best flavour combination and turns it into one amazing loaf of banana bread!
We’re back at it again with another banana bread recipe! Ever since I shared this recipe for the Most Amazing Banana Bread (everyone who’s made it said it was the best banana bread ever!), I decided to test how many flavour variations I can make. First I made this Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, which was absolutely outstanding to say the least. That recipe made me realize what a delicious combination chocolate and banana are!
This time, I didn’t want to just simply add chocolate chips to my banana bread. I wanted the entire thing to be pure chocolatey goodness! Although, as soon as I made the chocolate banana bread batter, I came to the realization that I had a bag of peanut butter chips and a jar of peanut butter just waiting to be used. A light bulb went off in my head and I immediately threw some peanut butter chips into the batter, along with chocolate chips. Then I melted some peanut butter added layer after layer of delicious peanut butter swirls throughout the loaf! The final result ended up being my new favourite banana bread of all time!
I’m obsessed with the chocolate and peanut butter combination! These flavours are honestly a match made in heaven, they were just meant to be together. It’s dessert perfection no matter what form it’s enjoyed in! Although this is a breakfast recipe, it tastes just like chocolate cake with peanut butter swirled inside and peanut butter chips on top! I definitely ate 90% of this loaf by myself and I‘m absolutely not ashamed!
This banana bread recipe is super simple and straight forward. In fact, it’s easier than my previous banana bread recipes because you don’t need a mixer! Instead of creaming the butter and sugar together in a mixer like I usually do, I decided to melt the butter for this recipe. I also used all brown sugar this time, instead of granulated sugar. The brown sugar makes the bread extremely moist because of the added molasses. Instead of creaming these together, we simply whisk the brown sugar into the melted butter until it’s nice and smooth.
This recipe also uses 3 large overripe bananas, which is the key to a great banana bread. To ripen them, I put the bunched bananas into a paper bag and placed them on top of the fridge so the heat could speed up the ripening. Doing this caused them to get overripe in about a week, but it may take longer for you, so check the bananas occasionally to see if they’re ready.
Now if you don’t have the time or patience for all of that, you can quickly ripen the bananas in the oven on a baking sheet at 300℉ for about 20 minutes, or until the peels are blackened.
I added buttermilk to make this bread even more moist and give it a soft and tender crumb. This can be replaced with either sour cream or greek yogurt to yield the same lovely results.
To make this banana bread chocolate flavoured, I replaced some of the flour in my original banana bread recipe with cocoa powder. The recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder, but you can use dutch-process cocoa powder to give the banana bread a deep intense chocolate flavour and a beautiful dark colour. The darkness of the banana bread would make the colours of the peanut butter extra vibrant and gorgeous!
Next I threw in a combination of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. And to add even more peanut butter flavour, I swirled in some melted peanut butter! I wanted a lot of peanut butter in my bread, so I poured in 1/3 of the chocolate banana bread, swirled in 1/3 of the peanut butter, then repeated this two more times. I then sprinkled more peanut butter chips on top which adds extra flavour and texture!
Just one bowl and one whisk are needed to whip up your own loaf of this mouth watering banana bread! Your house will smell like a chocolate peanut butter banana heaven while this is in the oven. Full of bold banana and chocolate flavour, loaded with chocolate and peanut butter chips and creamy peanut butter, this is the ultimate banana bread! Enjoy it for breakfast with a mug of coffee, or for lunch with a glass of milk, and it’s definitely decadent enough to enjoy as dessert! Gather up your browned bananas and make this Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bread right away. It’ll surely be a new family favourite!
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