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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A delicious twist on a classic recipe. Amplify your banana bread game with this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I feel like everyone can relate with my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. You bought too many bananas and now you have at least 3 if not 5 (in my case) dark spotted very ripe bananas. I normally, just unpeel the bananas and place them in my freezer bag to use for future smoothies. But on this day, I was craving some banana bread. Instead of making my go-to banana walnut bread recipe–I was thinking about how I could add peanut butter into the batter to make this banana bread even more spectacular. The only sad news is that I didn’t have peanut butter in my pantry. I had peanut butter powder which happens to be a tad bit healthier for you–so a big win on my part. I still had some dairy free chocolate chips on had so I knew I would add those into the bread. Let’s get real, you can’t go wrong with the peanut butter/chocolate combo. I’m gonna share this awesome recipe plus give you some tips that I’ve learned along the way of making this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Can you use traditional peanut butter vs peanut butter powder for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

If you don’t have peanut butter powder on hand, but have traditional creamy peanut butter on hand you can swap it out exactly as stated in the recipe (just don’t add the water)! Don’t worry– you only have chunky peanut butter on hand. You can use that too. Just remember, you’ll have chopped nuts inside the bread. So if your good with that–then you can use it!

Can you use Almond Butter for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

Yes, technically you can. However, it is going to taste much different then peanut butter. You can sub out the same quantity (remember, no water)!

Do bananas have to be ripe for banana bread?

Yes! When they are spotted with more brown then yellow the bananas are ripe. You want ripe bananas because they will be much sweeter yielding a more stronger banana flavor!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

How do you make peanut butter frosting?

I start by creaming butter with powdered sugar. Then, I add in the peanut butter powder, and water. After it begins to incorporate then I add in the heavy cream and whip on high until the frosting is thick and well incorporated.

What supplies do you need to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

Here is what I use in my kitchen when I’m making banana bread.

So with a few of my tips I hope I’ve intrigued you to change your normal banana bread recipe and make this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

For Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment; mix together the peanut butter powder, water, brown sugar and granulated sugar on medium-low speed foe 30 seconds. Turn the mixer off, using a silicone spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix again for 30 seconds.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Then add to the stand mixer. Mix for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Then, add in the all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined 30 seconds-1 minute. Then pour in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Using the silicone spatula, spread the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. Remove the banana bread from the oven. Let rest in pan for 30 minutes, then remove to a plate to continue cooling.
  6. Once cooled, make the frosting. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment cream the salted butter with powder sugar. Then add in the peanut butter powder, and water. Mix for 20 seconds on medium-low. Then begin to add in the cream. Beat on high for 1 minute.
  7. Spread the frosting on top of the bread. Top with chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips. Slice and enjoy.

Note: Store the peanut butter banana bread in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

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