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Peanut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Moist, tender chocolate chip banana bread studded with crunchy peanuts. Heavenly!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 3 cups 13.5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups mashed banana
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten with a fork
  • 2/3 cup chopped dark chocolate/chocolate chips or 1 full cup if you like more chocolate!, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 2/3 cup roasted unsalted peanuts peanuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two 9x5" loaf pans with parchment paper or grease well with butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together mashed banana, melted butter, milk and eggs. Add to dry ingredients and fold together until combined with some floury streaks remaining. Add chocolate and peanuts and gently fold in.
  • Divide batter between baking pans and bake for about 55 minutes, until top springs back when pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in pans, then invert into a dishtowel and flip onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. If you're able to.