Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If overripe bananas have ever gotten you down, then this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the answer you’ve been looking for!

While most people would probably throw that past due fruit out, that won’t be you! Trust me, by the time you’re done reading, you’ll see them as what they are – an opportunity in disguise.

Now if you’re thinking, oh great, another banana bread recipe then you need to put those thoughts right out of your mind. This humble loaf is jazzed up with creamy peanut butter and sprinkles of chocolate chips throughout.

So, let’s put those bananas that have sat around just a little too long to good use. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of prep, you can tranform them into a warm and tasty treat. It’s rich in flavor but light enough that you can enjoy a second slice – or a third.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

All-Purpose Flour. Flour is the needed to bind all the ingredients together. This will guarantee that the bread is soft as possible with tender crumb.

Granulated Sugar. Adds just the right amount of sweetness to the bread. It helps to complement the bananas and the peanut butter.

Unsalted Butter. Imparts moistness and richness to the bread, helping to make it that much more irresistible.

Natural Peanut Butter. If you love peanut butter, seeing it on the ingredient list will bring a smile to your face. It’s a perfect complement to the sweetness of the bananas and the richeness of the chocolate chips.

Eggs. Adding eggs is important ensure that the bread is light and fluffy. They provide structure and moisture also.

Ripe Bananas. The star of the show! including ripe bananas in the recipe adds their natural sweetness, texture and moisture. Without them, it’s a yawn fest. With them, a decadent soft and flavorful dessert!

Baking Soda. Ensures that the loaf rises perfectly and has the fully texture you’d expect.

Sea Salt. Acts a natural balance to all the sweet ingredients we’ll be adding.

Chocolate Chips. Oh yes, to get that delightful chocolatey goodness in each bite, we’re loading up!

Vanilla Extract. Just a hint of vanilla will enhance all the other flavors and bring them all together.

Ingredient Description
All-Purpose Flour Binds ingredients for a soft, tender bread.
Granulated Sugar Adds sweetness, complementing bananas and peanut butter.
Unsalted Butter Provides moistness and richness.
Natural Peanut Butter Complements the sweetness of bananas and richness of chocolate.
Eggs Gives the bread structure, lightness, and moisture.
Ripe Bananas Essential for natural sweetness, texture, and moisture.
Baking Soda Ensures perfect rise and fluffy texture.
Sea Salt Balances the sweetness.
Chocolate Chips Delivers chocolatey goodness in every bite.
Vanilla Extract Enhances and unifies all flavors.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Overhead)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – Foolproof Method!

Preparation. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan and set it aside for later.

Dry Ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and sea salt.

Wet Ingredients. In a separate large bowl, combine the melted butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Make sure you mix it well. When adding the eggs, do it one at a time so that you can be sure they are mixed together fully. Last, fold in the mashed bananas.

Combine. Get the whisked dry ingredients and add them to the wet mixture. Mix everything together until you have a smooth batter. Be sure not to overmix it.

Final Touches. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Baking. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for about an hour. To check if it’s done, insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. Note: You can tent the loaf with foil if the top is browning too quickly.

Cooling. After it’s done, remove the loaf from the oven. Let it cool off for about 10 minutes while it’s still in the pan and then transfer it to a wire rack to completely cool.

Slice and enjoy! No instructions needed, just be sure you have a slice while it’s still warm – yum!

Step Instructions
Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
Dry Ingredients Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and sea salt in a medium bowl.
Wet Ingredients In a large bowl, mix melted butter, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Fold in mashed bananas.
Combine Mix dry ingredients into the wet mixture until smooth. Avoid overmixing.
Final Touches Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Baking Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for ~1 hour. Use a toothpick to check doneness. Tent with foil if browning fast.
Cooling Let loaf cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Serving Slice the cooled loaf and enjoy, preferably while still warm.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If overripe bananas have ever gotten you down, then this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the answer you've been looking for.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 374kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan and set it aside for later.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the melted butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Make sure you mix it well. When adding the eggs, do it one at a time so that you can be sure they are mixed together fully.
  • Last, fold in the mashed bananas.
  • Get the whisked dry ingredients and add them to the wet mixture. Mix everything together until you have a smooth batter. Be sure not to overmix it.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for about an hour. To check if it's done, insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
  • Note: You can tent the loaf with foil if the top is browning too quickly.
  • After it’s done, remove the loaf from the oven. Let it cool off for about 10 minutes while it’s still in the pan and then transfer it to a wire rack to completely cool.
  • No instructions needed, just be sure you have a slice while it’s still warm – yum!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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