Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread

My favorite way to use ripe bananas, is by turning them into this delicious Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread. It is so simple and full of delicious banana peanut butter flavor. You will love this bread.

Have you ever read the book “Weird Parents”?
I happened to come across this book when I was younger and I could totally relate to the little boy in the book. I remember checking the book out at our school library and bringing it home to show my parents (and hoping that they would take a hint Ha ha).
I really thought that I had some of the strangest parents- my mom loves to sing opera at the top of her lungs (true story) and my dad does not wear flip flops or sandals, even in the summer time (I seriously have only seen his bare feet a handful of times in my life. Another true story).
And one other thing that I thought was especially strange: my dad would make peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Who does that? I thought that it was the oddest combination.
Flash forward a couple years and now I have children of my own. My daughter just started kindergarten and is realizing that she kind of has weird parents.
I dropped her off at school the other day in my pajamas and slippers and I could tell that she was so embarrassed. I immediately thought of that silly book and how I am now the weird parent.
Karma is real, people.
Over the years, I have thought about the peanut butter and banana combo and decided that it couldn’t really be all that bad.
One day I just started looking for peanut butter and banana recipes and came across some drool-worthy ones. I’ll tell you what, peanut butter and bananas are delicious together.
I really don’t think that I will go back to my regular banana bread recipe after trying this one; it’s the perfect amount of peanut butter and banana and they compliment each other perfectly.
Maybe my parents aren’t so weird after all.
(I love you, Mom and Dad)

what is the best way to store this bread?

I love this recipe, and my family does as well, that we usually don’t have any leftover. However, if you do have some leftover, the best way to store it is putting it in the fridge.

We recommend placing it in an air tight storage container, and putting it in the fridge.

If you aren’t going to eat it for more than a week, we recommend freezing it. Again the best way to freeze it is placing it in an airtight storage container and putting it in the freezer.

It will last nicely in the freezer for about 2 weeks, and in the fridge, about 3-5 days.

To thaw it, we recommend placing it in the fridge overnight and serving it the next day. Give it a few seconds in the microwave and it will taste like it was fresh out of the oven.

banana bread add ins:

This bread is delicious as is with the peanut butter chips. However if you don’t like peanut butter, here are a few add ins we highly recommend:

  • M & M’s
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Cream cheese swirls
  • Nutella

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Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread

1 hrCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan (like an 8 x 4" pan) with shortening.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl stir together bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy (do not over-stir).
  5. Fold in peanut butter chips and spread batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack.



4094 cal


199 g


577 g


66 g
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Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups

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10 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Shannon
    This was a huge fail for me :( I followed the directions step by step and used an 8 X 4 pan as suggested. After baking an hour I took it out because the top was burning. I waited the 10 minutes to turn it out onto a wire rack to cool. Once I did this I went to flip it right side up and it practically fell apart. I pulled it apart to see the middle was still raw. Next time I will try baking this in two pans instead of one. I did eat some of the sides that were done and it is delicious which makes me even more so disappointed that it didn't turn out.

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