Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Last week, I had a bowl of browning bananas on the kitchen counter staring me in the face. I was about to make my grandma’s banana bread recipe , which is my all-time favorite, but at the last minute decided to try something new. Next to chocolate, banana might be my next preferred ingredient to eat with peanut butter. As a teenager, I would often eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Within the last year, I started eating a banana alongside a scoop of peanut butter for breakfast on mornings when I’m planning on going for a long walk, or to play tennis (obviously, in the summer!). I decided it was high-time that I infused my banana bread with some peanut butter and oh, while I was at it, throw some chocolate in there, too! This is a very simple quick bread recipe, which consists of whisking the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another, and then folding them together. It takes less than 10 minutes to get it all mixed together, and then into the oven it goes! One of the things I love so much about baking is how many times the simplest recipes can provide the coziest feelings and warmest memories. Banana bread is high on my list of comfort foods; eating a slice reminds me of sitting around my grandma’s table with family, talking, laughing and forgetting the time. Whether you have fond family memories that revolve around banana bread, or you simply love the combination of banana and peanut butter, this is a banana bread version that you don’t want to skip! You can even play around with the ingredients here – substitute different nut butters, use nuts (or bacon – Elvis!) instead of chocolate chips, or play around with different types chips. The thing I love most about simple, comforting recipes is the ease with which they can be adapted. What would your ultimate combination be? One year ago: Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes Five years ago: Chewy Chocolate-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


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