Chocolate Chip Peanut Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Peanut Banana Bread
Easter is this weekend, which means families all over will be getting together, having breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, and enjoying each other’s company. If you’re planning to get together with your family or friends for the holiday this weekend, you might just be expected to bring something to contribute to the gathering. You might be worrying about what to bring, or you might be searching to find something easy that will please most people.

Good news – I have the answer! You should bring this Chocolate Chip Peanut Banana Bread. You’ll be the hero of any gathering you bring this to, and the best part is that you don’t have to put a lot of time into making this. (I feel like I say that for every recipe I post, but what can I say – I like easy stuff!) This bread is not overly sweet, which means that you can get away with having it for breakfast, but the chocolate also makes it feel like a dessert. Win-win!

Make this if: You need to bring something to a get together and you want everyone to love you.

Printable Recipe
Makes 1 loaf

1/3 cup (5 1/3 tbsp) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup milk
2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Beat together the butter and the sugar until fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time.

Beat in the mashed bananas and the milk.

Gradually mix in the flour, one cup at a time.

Stir in the chocolate chips. and the peanuts.

Pour the batter into a loaf pan that has been lined with foil.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Banana Bread

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Banana Bread

Allow to cool before cutting, then enjoy!
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Adapted from The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

  • Brianne
    April 18, 2014

    Your bread turned out so nice! I love making banana bread, but I’m not a fan of adding nuts to it (crazy, I know). But I wonder how this would work if I threw in peanut butter chips with the chocolate chips instead of actual peanuts?!
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    • ashleynevis
      April 29, 2014

      Thanks, Brianne! I’m usually not a nut fan either, but since they were small, they didn’t bother me in this case. Peanut butter chips are ALWAYS a good idea – I think I’ll try it that way next time. Good thinking!
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  • chelsea
    April 18, 2014

    You kill me with these recipes! Agh! Delicious.
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  • Amberly
    April 18, 2014

    Seirously, if there were a way to hand out samples of your recipes through the computer screen, I would love it if you could do that 😉
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    • ashleynevis
      April 29, 2014

      Why doesn’t that technology exist yet?!?! I would love to be able to do that, especially since TJ and I sometimes have a hard time finishing everything I make. It’s a tough job, but we try to do it 🙂 Maybe one day I should do a baked goods giveaway and mail someone a sample of things?
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  • Sarah
    April 18, 2014

    This looks delicious – thanks for sharing!!
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