Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread is kinda like my new favorite thing ever.

This dark chocolate peanut butter banana bread is the ultimate in decadence! www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com | #recipe #banana bread

Or at least it is until I make my next loaf of banana bread (or pumpkin bread, because let’s get real: as soon as September 1 rolls around, I’m in full-on fall baking mode).  If you’ve been around this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m pretty much addicted to anything banana bread:

Banana Bread with Coconut Lime Glaze.

Bananas Foster Bread.

The Best Banana Bundt Cake.

Bakery-Style Banana Muffins.

Banana Bread Donuts with Nutella Glaze.

And now: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread.

This dark chocolate peanut butter banana bread is the ultimate in decadence! www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com | #recipe #banana bread

Be warned.  With chocolate peanut butter swirled throughout and dark chocolate chunks studded on top, this bread isn’t for the faint of heart.

It’s also not for skinny jeans.

But it’s worth it.

This dark chocolate peanut butter banana bread is the ultimate in decadence! www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com | #recipe #banana bread

This bread might be a little too rich for a true breakfast bread…although it didn’t stop me.  In fact, I might have eaten the extra chocolate chunk pieces Doodle left behind.  And while I’m not admitting to anything, I have a strong feeling this might also taste pretty darn tasty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream piled on top.

So what are you waiting for?  Get baking!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons chocolate peanut butter (I used Dark Chocolate Dreams)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of the oil. Microwave on high until melted, about 30 seconds; stir. Combine 3 tablespoons oil, butter, brown sugar and banana in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until well combined. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. With the mixer running at low speed, all the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately to banana mixture, beginning and ended with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Top with peanut butter mixtures. Spread the remaining batter over the top. Using a wooden pick or knife, gently swirl the batter. Sprinkle the top of the batter with dark chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the bread from the pan, then allow to cool completely on rack.
http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

recipe just barely adapted from My Recipes

 

XO, Ashley

 

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Comments

  1. I, too, am a banana bread addict, and I’ve tried several of your versions. You’ve never steered me wrong, so I will keep this recipe handy when I have bananas on my counter. Have a good week, Ashley!

    • Thanks, Kim! You have a great week, too! Ready for K-State football on Friday??

      • I am absolutely ready for K-State football! Wish it was more like football weather, but that’s just a dream. EMAW!

        • I can’t WAIT to see the new stadium! We’re hoping for nice fall weather soon; that will really make it feel like football season. EMAW!

  2. Ohmyword, Ashley – banana bread swirled with chocolate peanut butter, could it get any better than that?! I think not ;) This would be fabulous with my morning coffee!
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  3. This looks insanely good Ashley! Looks pretty simple for the baking impaired like me! Is it weird that I like breads over cakes most of the time? Haha.
    Thanks for sharing this:) Di
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  4. This is my kinda bread. :) Best way to eat bananas if you ask me!

  5. Dark Chocolate Dreams is one of my favorite peanut butters! Perfect breakfast bread!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted..Cinnamon Maple Ice CreamMy Profile

  6. Its not banana bread unless there is chocolate in it!

  7. This looks amazing! Love these flavors in one easy bread. :)

  8. Oh wow… you had me at dark chocolate dreams!
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  9. Dark chocolate takes this bread to another level!! Already pinned and can’t wait to try this bread. It wouldn’t last more than 12 hours in my house….and it’s just me and the husband! :)
    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork recently posted..T-fal & Cooking Planit GiveawayMy Profile

    • Thanks, Meghan! It didn’t last long here, either…and it’s just my husband and me – and a 6-year old who doesn’t eat enough to count. :-)

  10. Seriously, I could live on banana bread, especially with peanut butter!
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  11. SWOOOOON. Dark chocolate and peanut butter inside of banana bread? A dream come true! I need to get my hands on that pb!
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Bacon S’mores Waffle Breakfast Sandwich {and a Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker Giveaway!!}My Profile

  12. Bananans never looked so good! I seriously wish that was in my kitchen right now! Love all those chunks on top! And pumpkin baking has started in my kitchen already…I figure why wait :-)
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  13. Oh my goodness, this looks SO good! I’m not usually the hugest fan of banana bread, but this looks mouth-wateringly good. I want a slice right now!
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    • Thanks, Amy. I wish I still had some of this left – I could go for a huge slice of it this afternoon for a pick-me-up. :-)

  14. Hmmm think some zucchini would be good in this??

  15. I loovvee sweets for breakfast, so I would definitely enjoy this bread :D
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  16. Pinned before I even read the recipe! It looks amazing and has ALL the flavors I love…banana bread AND choc AND Pb!

  17. I dont think we can get choc peanut butter in australia, could I make my own with peanut butter and dark choc?

  18. Ashely, is it possible to just mix some chocolate into the peanut butter? I don’t have chocolate peanut butter

    • You could sure try it! I would try melting a bit of chocolate and stirring it well into the peanut butter-maybe a tablespoon or so of chocolate. Let me know how it turns out!

  19. Looks great! I think it’s a nice twist from regular Banana Bread!
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  20. I live in a country with no chocolate peanut butter, only ordinary peanut butter….is there a way of doing it anyway? Mix in melted chocolate in the peanut butter?

  21. Was wondering if you think Trader Joe’s chocolate cookie butter would work in this? Thanks!!

  22. I don’t like to use oil, can I substitute melted butter for the oil?

  23. Is it just me or is this recipe confusing? I think that their are parts missing. It doesn’t read that everything has to be separated. It’s fine I just don’t have a swirled banana bread more of just a all over chocolate loaf.

  24. Hello, this looks delicious!!! I was wondering if you could use Nutella and PB instead of the dark chocolate PB and if itll still turn out the same?

  25. Kelli Colaluca says:

    Am i adding all of the chocolate peanut butter and oil mixture only to the center between the layers?

  26. jyothi jain says:

    Heycan you please suggest some other substitute for eggs.. ? Cuz we dont eat egg ? This look delicious n am excited to bake one for my husband as he is fond of dark chocolate n this combo is pretty interesting too.. :):)

  27. I made this yesterday….so good! I didn’t have the dark chocolate peanut butter so I added cocoa powder to the batter instead and just used plain PB for the swirl. Doubled the recipe, too!

  28. Awww id love to make this only i dont know what canola oil is lol :/ x

  29. I love dark chocolate and peanut butter AND bananas so these sound too perfect :)

  30. I have got to get some Chocolate Peanut Butter

  31. Ashton jones says:

    Seriously a good recipe to keep forever. I did however make some small improvisions. I used coconut oil and cinnamon butter on my first loaf amazing. Now for my second loaf I doubled the recipe and used coconut oil, cinnamon butter, real dark chocolate nibs mixed in the batter, added a little cinamon and a splash of vanilla extract and I added two tablespoons of super chunky regular peanuts butter to mix in with the dark chocolate peanut butter/coconut oil sauce. And it was even more amaaaaaaziiinng. This is a great base recipe. It’s awesome as is and with improvisions. I don’t think this is one that can be screwed up! :)

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