Peanut-Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chips make an irresistible combination in this moist quick bread, assures Nancy Fettig of Billings, Montana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped peanuts and additional miniature chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 177 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine bananas, milk, peanut butter, egg, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Add chocolate chips. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. When completely cooled, wrap each loaf in foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, melt peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan; remove from the heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Frost loaves; sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Peanut-Chip Banana Bread in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p13

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nramsey 73000
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I made this and did not include the frosting. Thought it was terrible. Had the consistency of fudge."

PetraMary 43188
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I am also eating without frosting, which I dont think is really necessary."

PetraMary 42029
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Made this today and am just now trying a slice and I say YUMMO! Only thing I did different is add a small pack of chopped pecans."

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