Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread {Mini Loaves!!}

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread 2  Happy Monday! Did you all have a good weekend? How goes those New Years Resolutions?

I know you all are starting a new week and a new year with lots of vigor, strength, motivation and all around positive attitudes about your healthy eating & weight loss aspirations. Snaps for you for following through and starting those goals!

Did I make any resolutions this year? Yes, but none have to do with cutting sugar and/or fat out of my diet…hence this post. And it’s a doozie!

Do you read the title?

Peanut butter banana chocolate chip bread.

Yes, that is correct. It’s an extravagant breakfast/snack/ dessert that will fill your sweet tooth in a jiffy. Basically it’s banana bread on steroids…in a cute little package, no less! I like my desserts mini. That way I don’t have to feel guilty for eating 14. {See here, here, here and here.}

This recipe is pretty ridiculously simple. Here’s how it goes down:

Measure out all your dry ingredients into a bowl–bet you have ALL this stuff laying around in your pantry right now!
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Use a whisk and stir it all together–you just want to break apart that brown sugar and mix in the leavenings.
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Now grab some ripe bananas…like these little guys–
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and mash away! {A great job for little hands!}
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Pour that mashed banana into the well along with the remaining wet ingredients–again, you should have all these ingredients on hand.
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Once you mix this all together and add in the chocolate chips, your batter is finito!
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Spoon this right into your mouth…
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And by mouth I mean into the pan.
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Bake these babies at 325 for 20 or so minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted…you know the drill.
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Cool these off a few minutes before attempting to remove from the pan. Then you can dress them up and prettify them with some ribbon, twine, whatever.
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread 1  For those of you healthy eaters–I’m sorry.

For everyone else–you’re welcome.

Enjoy! :)

Other recipes you might like:
Mom’s No-Fail Banana Chocolate Chip Cake from Lauren’s Latest
Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread from Cookies and Cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread from How Sweet It Is
Peanut Butter Truffle Centered Banana Muffins from Picky Palate

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread {Mini-loaves!}

Yield: 6


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 egg
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 6 mini loaf pans with non stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together until combined- flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and sugars. Create a well in the center and pour in remaining ingredients, excluding the chocolate chips. Mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide evenly between loaf pans and bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Cool 5 minutes in pan and remove to cooling racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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61 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread {Mini Loaves!!}”

  1. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    These mini- loaves look wayyyyy good Lauren!


  2. #
    Bev Weidner — January 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I love mini-things!

    These are cute. You are so good at the cute food. :)


  3. #
    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — January 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I have banana’s just like this! Perfect! This is being made :)


  4. #
    Kathryn — January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Oh I need a mini-loaf pan, your blog is so bad for my bank balance! These look awesomely cute.


  5. #
    Cassie — January 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Mini-anything is the best in my book. Love these!


  6. #
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    These look so good! Happy New year!


  7. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Aww these are so cute! I love mini treats! I will now have to invest in mini loaf pans :) this sounds so delicious!! happy new year, Lauren!


  8. #
    DessertForTwo — January 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one posting desserts after Christmas!


  9. #
    Jolene ( — January 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Very pretty with the paper and tie around it! I have bookmarked this one, and am very happy that I have a mini loaf pan!!!


  10. #
    Jolene ( — January 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    P.S. I made your red velvet coconut donuts on Saturday and they were AMAZING!!!! SO SO SO SO moist and perfect! I will be making them again and again and again. Thanks for such a fabulous recipe. They were a huge hit at my dinner party – I linked back to you in my latest post!


  11. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    These are worth breaking a diet for:-) Mini loaves are so fun and cute.


  12. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — January 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Yay for minis! Plus I love the way you packaged it up with the raffia. Cute and crafty!


  13. #
    Cookbook Queen — January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    So yummy and adorable!! I’m with you…no healthy resolutions here!!


  14. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    These are beyond cute. I never knew I needed a mini loaf pan, until I see your loaves :)


  15. #
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — January 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    YUM! I love mini loaves! So yummy!


  16. #
    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    OO i love those mini loaf tins! I need to get some :)


  17. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — January 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Oooh, I can’t believe my husband talked me out of the mini-loaf pans on my Boxing Day kitchen stock-up! I just KNEW something like this would come along begging to me made!


  18. #
    Katrina @In Katrina's Kitchen — January 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Yes! Please never apologize for such awesomeness!!! Happy New Year, Lauren!


  19. #
    Krysten — January 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    These are just adorable! I have been meaning to purchase a mini loaf pan…this recipe just gave me the push I needed! : )


  20. #
    Alyssa @ Everyday Maven — January 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    These look soooo good. I may have to make them in mini-cupcake tins for my son! YUM thanks :)


  21. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Mini loaves are so darn CUTE! Completely irresistible.


  22. #
    Jessica — January 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

    The title alone hits like 3 of my favorite food groups: Peanut butter, Bananas, and Chocolate!

    …and yes, those are totally food groups!


  23. #
    Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} — January 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Ha! This post made me chuckle. I SO feel like I need to get back to eating healthy, but I keep getting pulled back into sweet territory! These are so cute all wrapped up too! How about salad for lunch and dinner, and these little babies for breakfast and snack? It’s all about balance. . . .


  24. #
    Zee — January 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Such cute little bundles must be delicious!


  25. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Looks like a perfect way to start the new year. Happy New Year!


  26. #
    Michelle — January 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    These look Delicious! Can’t wait to try them. I’m always looking for new ways to use up the over-ripe bananas.


    • Michelle — January 10th, 2012 @ 6:41 am

      I made these the other day and they were Awesome! I will definitely add this recipe to my recipe basket. Thanks for sharing :)


  27. #
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Aw these are such sweet little loaves! I love the pb & banana combo…doesn’t get much better than that!


  28. #
    Marilyn Brennan — January 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Teehee, banana bread on steroids! (*.*)


  29. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — January 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    LOVE those mini loaves, adorable!


  30. #
    honeywhatscooking — January 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I was shocked when I saw this was mini, the first picture looks huge. Girl, this isnt’ too bad in fat… oil, peanut butter, banana isn’t bad, at least there is no butter, and little bit sugar. :-) Happy New Year!


  31. #
    Steve @ theblackpeppercorn — January 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Happy New Year! These are so awesome Lauren. I love mini loaves and have been wanting to get myself a tray sometime. I love every ingredient and you are right that almost every ingredient is in my pantry right now. All but the bananas. I will have to get some to try it.


  32. #
    Becky {Becky Bakes} — January 4, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Wait…what? Banana is totally healthy:-) These loaves look scrumptious!


  33. #
    yeni — January 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    These don’t appear very bad at all, especially since there’s no butter in the mix. I think these will be a delightful treat. Nice recipe!


  34. #
    annie — January 5, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Would this recipe relate to one regular loaf pan? Can’t wait to try…looks so good.


    • Lauren — January 5th, 2012 @ 6:43 am

      I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work!


  35. #
    Deborah — January 6, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Yes, I, too am glad that I didn’t make a resolution to cut sugar out, because I need one of these!!


  36. #
    Miriam @ overtimecook — January 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Oh wow, peanut butter and banana are amazing together, and these look phenomenal!


  37. #
    Jackie — January 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Lauren

    Where did you purchase that pan.


    • Lauren — January 9th, 2012 @ 11:02 pm



  38. #
    Katie — January 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I made this recipe and used a large loaf pan rather than the small mini loaves (only because I don’t own a mini loaf pan.. yet!). It turned out great and was delicious! The only adjustment I had to make was allowing it to bake for approx. 30-40 minutes; I kept an eye on the loaf and took it out when the top was golden brown and a toothpick was clean.


  39. #
    Jessi — January 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    These are great! I don’t have a mini load pan, so I made them as muffins and they turned out wonderful. Very moist! MMM :) Thanks!


  40. #
    Therese — February 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I used mini-muffin pans and they turned out great!


  41. #
    Laurie — March 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Delicious! Have had my eye on this recipe for ages and today was the day. Delightful. Thank you! Did mini loaves and they were perfect.


  42. #
    Vanjohaha — May 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love this! I am too lazy to make mini loaves so I doubled the recipe and made a bread (more like cake) instead. I did 1/4c oil + 1/4c butter and only used 3 bananas and it turned out great. Tested by my husband, 2 year old son and 2 friends and got big thumbs up from all.
    Found your website on a google search when I was looking for a healthy banana chocolate chip bread and I absolutely adore your photo presentation and love the premise of your website (everday ingredients, extraordinary food). I’m going to surf your other stuff tonight!


  43. #
    Kristen Bradshaw — August 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Great recipe! Just made these and they taste delicious, although I used mini muffin trays. I also made a second batch substituting the peanut butter for walnuts, and those came out equally as delicious. Thanks for the post!


  44. #
    Laurie — September 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I just made these again and they turned out even better. They are good enough to be a birthday cake, just addictively delicious. Sublime. (I blogged them too.) I used whole wheat white flour, added extra cinnamon, and split the oil into a half oil/half yogurt mix, which made the texture even fluffier than the last time I made them. I LOVE THESE. Thanks for the fantastic recipe.


  45. #
    Vedge — June 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I’m making these right now, sans egg. I added 1/4 cup of applesauce in lieu of the egg.


  46. #
    Anh — October 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Hi Lauren. This is my first time entering your food blog and I’m so addicted to your recipes. I did try this recipe today, but I used the cupcake baking tray instead. Everyone just loved it so much. Thanks a lot xoxoxo


  47. #
    Tarah — May 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Yummmm! I had lots of overripe bananas and found this recipe. Made mini muffins and they were a perfect blend of moist and fluffy. Will definitely make these again!


  48. #
    Lindsay Havens — July 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Have these in the oven now! I’m making them muffins instead though, hope they turn out awesome! Yours are so pretty! Love the packaging! I have new neighbors and I think these will make awesome house warming presents!! :)

    Thanks again!!


  49. #
    Lindsay Havens — July 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Update: The muffins came out great! One batch made six large muffins! I couldn’t copy a photo here, but I left a link above! :)


  50. #
    Carey — May 21, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Would love to make these! Can you tell me the size of the pan you used (dimensions of the actual wells?) thx!



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