It was the beginning of the Covid Quarantine in 2020, everyone was keeping busy baking sourdough, downloading TikTok and baking banana bread. I never quite got into the sourdough, but this peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread got made A LOT.
This peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread recipe came about at the beginning of covid as a result of a few things. First, my son refused to eat the bananas he begged me to buy him at the store. Then, I had a ton of left over Reese's candy from my post Valentine's Day candy shopping spree. Finally, I had a tiny bit of left over chocolate chips that we're enough for cookies.
What kind of Reese's do I use for this?
For this peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread recipe, I like to se Reese's unwrapped mini cups. If you don't have those available you can always chop up some regular sized reese's peanut butter cups.
peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread
- 3 very ripe bananas mashed
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1 ½ all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups* about 12 Reese’s miniatures
- ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup of Reese's pieces
- Preheat oven to 350°F . Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
- Slowly add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in Reese’s cups and chocolate chips. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle Reese's pieces on top of bread.
- Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Baking times may vary. Allow loaf to cool completely before slicing.
- Bread stays fresh covered at room temperature for up to 5 days.