{recipe} chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread

formatted cpbb bread

happy monday! i’m sorry i’ve been gone for so long. who knew switching a host and updating a site would be so much work? not me! to make up for my absence, i bring you a peace offering: a recipe for the bread that will melt even the most formidable opponent into a puddle of lovable goo.

when i moved off to college, my beloved high school small group leader gave me one of my favorite presents of all time: she hand-wrote a bunch of recipes and gave them to me, along with lots of spices. i still use them and think of her every time. {the recipes, not the spices. don’t worry; eating at la casa de skidmore is safe!}

my favorite recipe of the batch was her chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread. you might die it’s so delicious.

are you ready? {seriously, prepare yourself for the awesomeness that is this recipe.}


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. preheat the oven to 350.
  2. coat the bottom of a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  3. in a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. stir.
  4. add bananas, milk, peanut butter, oil, and egg.
  5. stir until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  7. spoon the batter into the pan.
  8. sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the batter.
  9. bake for 55-60 minutes (depending on how gooey you like your bread) or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. cool in the pan.

and there you have it. my peace offering-slash-secret weapon. happy monday, friends!

ps if you know the original source of this recipe, please let me know so i can give credit.

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  • Selah April 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Yay! I’m so glad you’re back!
    I’ve been making a similar recipe for a few years now. I stopped making Banana Nut Bread and switched to Banana Chocolate Chip Bread when we discovered that my little girl has peanut & tree nut allergies. Obviously, adding peanut butter isn’t an option for me but I might try it with Sunbutter (pb substitute made from sunflower seeds – SO yummy).

  • Liz Crawford April 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to try it. My hubby LOVES bread but I’ve never really tried to make bread before. There’s a first for everything! Thanks for the recipe! <3

  • Liz Crawford April 15, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Just made my first homemade bread. This recipe was DELICIOUS. Me and my hubby are very happy right now. :)

    • admin Author April 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Yay! So glad you liked it!! :)

  • admin Author April 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Selah, let me know if you try it and if that works! I’ve wondered if there would be a substitute if a friend has allergies.

  • Eileen August 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I’m in the process of making this bread for the second time! I was given a “two-thumbs up” from friends and family the first time I made it. I love the addition of peanut butter! I have lower salt and lower sugar peanut butter….still worked beautifully. I only had 3/4 cup of standard-size chocolate chips remaining. I threw that in the batter. However I topped the bread with mini chocolate chips. We liked that so much I decided to do that again the second time around. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Caitlin Author August 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      Eileen, you are so welcome! It’s become a staple for breakfasts and events for our family, and I’m so glad yours has enjoyed it as well! Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

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