Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

That is a mouthful to say and when you try this bread you will want to get a mouthful.

I have been thinking about banana bread a lot, as it is a popular snack/breakfast/after lunch/after dinner/anytime snack at my house.

I make mine healthier, at least from my perspective, by making it vegan (recipe here).

However I thought there has to be a better...sort of dessert version that I could put together.

I love chocolate (more then just about anything) and the combination with peanut butter is often quite heavenly (yes we are still talking about food).  So I continued with this line of thought and decided I could eat those two things with bananas and have an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast.

Welcome the birth of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread.

How do you make this deliciousness?  It is stupendously easy.


3 medium bananas
1 C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 C cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 flax egg
1/4 C peanut butter melted
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C chocolate chips
1/4 C peanut butter chips

For starters get your flax egg prepared by combining 1 Tbsp ground flax meal and 3 Tbsp water. Whisk the ingredients together and allow to thicken.

In a separate bowl place your bananas, flour, cocoa, baking soda, melted peanut butter, and sugar.  Smoosh (yes that is a technical term) everything together with a potato masher.  I find the potato masher is a quick and easy tool to use so that you can combine everything in one bowl (less mess and less to clean up later).

Add your flax egg and continue to smoosh until all ingredients are combined. 

Stir in your chocolate and peanut butter chips. 

Pour mixture into greased bread pan and cook at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before you try removing it (less chance of breakage)

And voila c'est magnifique (French for perfection).

Cut a slice and eat it plain as I did.  Look at all of the yummy melted peanut butter and the gooey chocolate chips.

If you want to kick up the peanut butter factor a notch you can top this with a slather of peanut butter for ultimate enjoyment (plus extra protein).

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Get the Ingredients for My Recipe from Swanson Health Products:

Bobs Red MillChocolate CocoaNuts Seeds


  1. Holy goodness this looks AMAZING! Wow wow wow. All the best flavor combos all rolled into one.

  2. Also long as you don't add eggs and the oils aren't animal based, you can make great bread products that are vegan, I think. Chocolate comes from a bean and therefore unless the place adds unnecessary animal oils to it (YUCK) it will be vegan in the dark version.

  3. Yum!! Has all of my favorite things... just made a similar dessert last night only it was more like a brownie :)

  4. Long title but man that looks good. Chocolate makes everything better. ;)

  5. delicious looking banana bread looks wonderful

  6. It was tasty! I loved it! Please feel free to make it again.

    Love always,

  7. Yum! I have been on the look-out for some chocolate banana bread. I'll give this one a try!

  8. I am not a big chocolate fan but somehow banana and chocolate compliment each other and this looks extremely mouth watering delicious.

  9. I never had banana bread.
    I never baked vegan.
    (For no actual reason.)
    And now I feel like trying this soon!
    Thank you,


  10. Everything I love in one sweet treat! I'm bookmarking this!

  11. Yum! This sounds amazing! Does the chocolate and peanut butter overpower the banana taste at all?

  12. Great blog. Been catching up on all past dates, very impressive.
    I posted a link on Facebook, I think others will enjoy your thoughts and ideas too!

  13. Your banana bread looks very delicious and tempting.

    Also thanks for answering my question about Kitchen Sink Sauce.

  14. Ooo, you've combined three of my favorites, chocolate, peanut butter and BREAD! I love this!

  15. wow - this DOES look really tasty. My kids would go nuts over it. I might as well!

  16. I just want to add that the chocolate and peanut butter do not overpower the banana. There is a perfect mix of all three flavors, with none of them being the dominant flavor.

  17. @Lisa @ Healthful Sense
    The consistency is denser like a brownie...which makes it that much tastier.

  18. Mmmm...this sounds delicious! Love chocolate and peanut butter! Great tip on using the potato masher!