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
 
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons chocolate peanut butter (I used Dark Chocolate Dreams)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks
Method
  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.

recipe just barely adapted from My Recipes

55 Comments

  1. Kim

    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!

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    • Ashley

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

      Reply
      • Kim

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

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        • Ashley

          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!

          Reply
  2. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

    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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    • Ashley

      Banana bread and morning coffee is the best thing ever. Truth!

      Reply
  3. Di@CookTheTV

    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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    • Ashley

      Totally not weird, Di. I’ll take a good bread over cake any day!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      I know, right?? 🙂

      Reply
    • Ashley

      My whole world changed when I discovered chocolate peanut butter. Best thing ever.

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Nicole: you speak the truth!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Tina!

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    • Ashley

      It’s my new favorite peanut butter!

      Reply
  4. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    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! 🙂
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    • Ashley

      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. 🙂

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    • Ashley

      Me too, Dorothy. Me, too.

      Reply
    • Ashley

      That peanut butter is a dangerous thing to have – I can’t stop eating it!

      Reply
  5. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    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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    • Ashley

      Those chocolate chunks about did me in. 🙂 And I am so ready for fall…pumpkin baking is my favorite!

      Reply
  6. amy @ fearless homemaker

    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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    • Ashley

      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. 🙂

      Reply
  7. becky

    Hmmm think some zucchini would be good in this??

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  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Pinned before I even read the recipe! It looks amazing and has ALL the flavors I love…banana bread AND choc AND Pb!

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    • Ashley

      Thank you so much, Averie! Banana bread is at the top of my favorites list.

      Reply
  9. Donna

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

    Reply
  10. Linda

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

    Reply
    • Ashley

      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!

      Reply
  11. mia

    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?

    Reply
  12. renee

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

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    • Ashley

      I think it would be fabulous!!

      Reply
      • renee

        It was great! thank you!!

        Reply
  13. Karen

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

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  14. Danielle

    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.

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  15. Sarah

    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?

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  16. Kelli Colaluca

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

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  17. jyothi jain

    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.. :):)

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  18. Stefany

    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!

    Reply
  19. Laura

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

    Reply
  20. Kathleen R.

    I love dark chocolate and peanut butter AND bananas so these sound too perfect 🙂

    Reply
  21. Chook12884

    I have got to get some Chocolate Peanut Butter

    Reply
  22. Ashton jones

    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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