Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Best ever healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread that is fluffy, moist, gluten-free, and dairy-free! This easy banana bread recipe is the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or even late-night treat. Full of feel-good, simple ingredients, this banana bread is naturally sweetened with maple syrup!

healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

The Best Ever Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This has got to be one of my all time favorite banana bread recipes! It is light, moist, perfectly sweetened and absolutely addictive. My family and I finished the loaf in one afternoon!

This peanut butter banana bread is the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, and even late-night treat! It is not only made with simple and clean ingredients, but this banana peanut butter loaf is also gluten-free and dairy-free. It tastes like classic melt-in-your-mouth banana bread, without any butter!

If you are a fan of peanut butter, like me, you will just LOVE this easy banana bread recipe. The creamy peanut butter flavor in combination with the sweet crunch from the chocolate chips and chopped peanuts is to die for. This healthy banana loaf is the perfect make-ahead recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacking or for an on-the-go breakfast. Seriously, there is absolutely no guilt have multiple slices!

Safe to say, this best ever chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread is truly delightful and is going to be your new favorite healthy snack recipe!

healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

Ingredients Used for Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread

You’ll only need a handful, simple ingredients to get this easy snack recipe going! You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this gluten-free, easy recipe, you’ll need some maple syrup, bananas, and, of course, lots of peanut butter!

  • Over-Ripe Bananas
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – I used salted peanut butter, but if you only have unsalted add 1/4 tsp of salt!
  • Maple Syrup
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – I used a dairy-free brand!
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts

Substitution Options for Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you find yourself missing an ingredient or two, try these! I recommend substituting no more than 1-2 ingredients.

Salted Peanut Butter – swap 1 for 1 with unsalted peanut butter and add an additional 1/4 tsp of salt!

Maple syrup – Swap out for honey or another liquid sweetener.

Almond Flour – Substitute for gluten-free all-purpose flour 1 for 1.

healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

What You’ll Need to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

For this easy gluten-free recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! Plus you only need a few things to get you going, including a mixing bowl, an oven and a loaf tin. This healthy snack recipe could not be any simpler!

  • Bread loaf tin
  • One large mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Stirring utensil
  • Measuring tools: 1/2 teaspoon, 1/4 cup, and 1 cup

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healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

How to Make the Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe is so simple and really easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen and have a delicious snack ready for the entire week! And all you need is bread loaf tin, parchment paper, a mixing bowl. and an oven.

Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to make these delicious, healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread!

First, preheat your oven to 350F and line and grease a loaf tin with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, salted creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, whisked eggs, and vanilla extract.

Next, add in the blanched almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix until everything is combined and then hand fold in the mini chocolate chips. You can even add in some peanuts into the batter if you want and extra crunch factor!

After that, pour the batter into the greased loaf tin and sprinkle the chopped peanuts and extra chocolate chips on top.

Bake and enjoy your healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread loaf right then and there or store at room temperate for 5 days in a covered container. You can also store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in an airtight container!

healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

How to Store Extra Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Make extra healthy peanut butter banana bread? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or store in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days!

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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Best ever healthy peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread that is fluffy, moist, gluten-free, and dairy-free! Easy snack, breakfast, or even late-night treat that is naturally sweetened with maple syrup.


Ingredients

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  • 2 over-ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 6 Tbsp salted creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 1 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line and grease a bread tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, salted creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, whisked eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Hand fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into greased bread tin.
  5. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and extra chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Let cool & enjoy! Store in sealed container at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate for up to 10 days.

Notes

Can substitute Almond Flour for Gluten-Free flour, All-purpose flour, or Whole-Wheat flour.

Can substitute unsalted peanut butter for salted peanut butter, just add 1/4 tsp salt.

  • Category: Breakfast & Snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter, banana bread, peanut butter banana bread, healthy banana bread, healthy peanut butter banana bread, gluten free banana bread, gluten free, dairy free, chocolate chip banana bread

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  • joei kate
    Posted at 12:12h, 04 January Reply

    seriously so yummy, (and super healthy which is also a bonus lol) i’m for sure making this again!! 💕

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:38h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Joei, I am so glad you loved this recipe! It is so soft and fluffy. One of my go to’s when I have brown bananas lying around.

  • Beth Yeo
    Posted at 20:10h, 10 January Reply

    just made this recipe and I’m obsessed! it’s so simple and delicious with the perfect texture! definitely gonna be on repeat over here from now on 🙂

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:50h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Beth! Thank you so much; I am thrilled to hear this! Peanut butter is my favorite and what better way to enjoy it with banana bread!

  • Halls
    Posted at 20:38h, 17 February Reply

    My new favorite banana bread recipe!

  • Marcy Wilkins
    Posted at 16:50h, 20 February Reply

    Just made this! It is delicious! Much healthier than my old recipe and even better tasting! Love it!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 11:12h, 22 February Reply

      Marcy, thank you for your kind review! So happy you enjoyed it 🙂

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