Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Allow me to introduce to you, a little slice of Heaven.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread. Gluten Free. And full of all things good and pure in the world.

Ok, maybe a little much. But – suffice it to say — this bread ROCKS.

Now look, I know it’s Lent. And I’ve been sharing some great meatless meal ideas, buuuut, sometimes you’ve gotta have a little sweetness in your life. And Sundays don’t count during Lent because we’re celebrating Jesus’s death and resurrection during Mass, so we can break the fast!

I posted this photo on Instagram, and let me just tell you – the requests in my DM’s for this recipe were poppin’!

So without further ado:

Let me start out by saying…making this bread is a gosh darn public service. Because when you bake it — the glorious smell of banana bread wafts through the house all day long! It is so wonderful — Yankee Candle wishes they could smell this amazing!

And what’s even more wonderful? Is eating this gluten free banana bread!

Whatever you do…make the drizzle. It takes it over the top.

Quick note: This recipe is obviously not Vegan or Specific Carb Diet friendly … but for a banana bread treat that is, check out my Banana Bread Bites!

Here’s what you need: (Makes one loaf)

1 cup GF All Purpose flour (This is the brand I recommend)
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp Xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 extra rip bananas (with lots of spots)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/8 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter

Chopped salted peanuts

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
Hand Mixer
Small mixing bowl
Medium sized mixing bowl
Rubber spatula
Parchment paper
Bread pan
Microwave safe bowl

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare your bread pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray, and then lining with parchment paper. I cut the parchment paper to be the width of the long side of the pan. And then leave enough to “hang over” the edge, so that you can just lift it right out afterwards!

Combine all the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

In a separate, larger bowl, with a hand mixer (or stand mixer), blend the bananas, peanut butter, vanilla, olive oil, milks, eggs and sugars. You don’t want any lumps in the banana puree.

Then, in two batches, fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and fold until just combine. Do not over mix!

Then, pour the batter into the prepared bread pan and bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean!

While it’s baking — make the drizzle! Do this by melting the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second interval. Stir with a fork after every 30 seconds.

To serve, liberally drizzle each slice with the chocolate peanut butter sauce, and sprinkle with chopped salted peanuts.

OK — can we just take a moment here to appreciate the heavenly combination that is CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER! It’s combination domination, if you ask me.

The sweet and salty, the rich and nutty, the G.O.A.T — this banana bread is what dreams are made of.

All you need now is a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’ve got the making for one lethal dessert!

But honestly, it’s perfect for breakfast too! It’s a healthy treat! Protein, fruit, potassium, healthy fats, fiber — it’s a treat you can feel good about!

So whip this up, share a slice with a loved one. And thank God for blessing us with the dynamic duo: chocolate and peanut butter.

What’s YOUR favorite Chocolate/Peanut Butter treat? Sound off in the comments!

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69 responses to “Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bread”

    • Thanks so much Cait! Yeah this one is definitely a winner for sure!! Hugs and love xox

  1. Not sure I’ve tried chocolate with peanut butter. No Reese’s for me. The bread looks delicious and wonderful. That’s a beautiful kitchen Caralyn!

    • Thank you John! Oh you’ve got to try the combination! It’s iconic!!! Haha Hugs and love xox

  2. Hello, this comment has been written in Google translation.
    It looks very delicious.
    I also like this kind of cake.
    I always read it happily.
    From Tokyo, Japan.

  3. Uff, you have watered my mouth, my dear friend – looks very inviting and delicious πŸ™‚
    The only think what I would leave away is the egg, as I am a lacto-vegetarian and would instead use agar agar.
    Now you have made my morning very sweet πŸ™‚ (here, in Finland it is not 06:46)
    A big sweet hug to you, my friend πŸ™‚

  4. Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana! Three of my favorite flavors all together! Awesome! I am vegan so I am going to try to veganize it so I can try it. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Thanks so much Roy! Yes! What a combination! You should be able to use a flax or chia egg in place of the actual egg. Or use 1/2 cup of applesauce. Just a couple ideas! Hugs and love xox

  5. I’m gonna try this with almonds and almond butter or Wow butter! ( peanut allergy πŸ™ ) looks delliciou​s though!!

    • Thanks so much Sophie!! Oh yes — almond butter — or even cashew butter — would be wonderful WONDERFUL substitutions!! hope you enjoy!! hugs xo

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