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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This banana bread has double the peanut butter flavor. Peanut butter powder is mixed right into the batter and creamy peanut butter is swirled into the top. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Keyword: banana bread, chocolate and peanut butter, easy snack, family friendly
Servings: 12
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted (8 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup Mashed Ripe Banana (237 mL) (about 2 medium)
  • 1 ¼ cup lightly packed Light Brown Sugar (250 g)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ¾ cup All Purpose Flour (231 g)
  • cup Peanut Butter Powder (see note)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips or 4 oz chopped Dark Chocolate (plus extra for topping)
  • ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F / 163°C.
  • Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, mashed banana, and brown sugar until evenly combined (it will be slightly lumpy). Whisk in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together flour, peanut butter powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Pour dry ingredients over wet and stir just until no dry spots remain.
  • Stir chocolate chips into batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Spoon peanut butter over the top of the batter. Using a knife, draw swirls through the peanut butter so that it blends into the batter. Scatter a few chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake bread until the center is set, 60 to 70 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Notes

Peanut Butter Powder - This powder is made from peanuts that have been dehydrated and finely ground. It adds a lot of peanut butter flavor (and protein!) to baked goods. I find PB2 brand at most grocery stores, but also like the Trader Joe’s brand (which is sold near the oatmeal). You can also find it on Amazon here.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg