I’m so excited you guys! I got Averie’s (from Averie Cooks) Peanut Butter Comfort cookbook for Christmas. There are sooo many delicious recipes in there and I can’t wait to try them out. I had some old bananas, so I immediately have to make her peanut butter banana bread. If you haven’t been to her site, go check it out! She’s another blogger that’s been a pretty big inspiration for me. The bread came out amazing! But I did slightly modify the recipe. Averie topped hers with banana slices and peanut butter cups. I didn’t really want to do that, but I still wanted chocolate so I topped mine with a chocolate version of the bread.
I don’t recommend making a chocolate version of the entire loaf as the chocolate section is a tad drier than the rest of the loaf, but it makes for an amazing contrast! These are my favorite banana bread so far (and I can’t wait to make more of them…bought more bananas from Costco). I used a mini bread loaf pan, but you can totally use just a regular bread loaf pan. You would just want to cook it for a bit longer than, like maybe 50-60 minutes. You guys need to make this now.
I know lots of people who are starting life style changes, but this is full of bananas, peanut butter, and dark chocolate…all super good things for you! Just try not and eat the whole loaf and you’ll be fine. I say try because it’s addicting!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes: 4 mini loaves, or 1 loaf
3 large ripe bananas 1/3 cup of greek yogurt 1/3 cup of cream peanut putter, I used a natural variety 1/4 cup of butter, melted 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2 eggs 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1 and 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of dutch cocoa powder
1) Preheat oven to 350° F and spray the mini loaf (or regular loaf) pan. 2) In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the bananas. 3) Add in the yogurt, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix well. 4) Mix in the eggs and sugars until the batter is smooth. 5) Add in the flour and baking soda until just combined. Be careful to not overmix. 6) Scoop evenly into the four loaves. Make sure to save about a quarter of the batter. In the remaining batter, mix in the cocoa powder and scoop on the tops of the loaves. 7) Bake for 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick. It's done when the toothpick comes out clean. If you're baking one loaf, bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for a bit before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.