Monday, October 24, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread (VeganMoFo)

My go-to recipe for banana bread is the version found in La Dolce Vegan but when I’m in the mood for something a bit more decadent, I make my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread.  This is a recipe that I adapted from a non-vegan version I found long ago in Vegetarian Times magazine.  It’s rich and delicious and just plain wonderful, although there’s really nothing plain about it.

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup natural sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray (or vegan butter)

Medium - large mixing bowl
Small - medium mixing bowl
Oven preheated to 350 degrees
Loaf pan

1.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in your mixing bowl. 
2.  In the smaller bowl, mash the two bananas and combine with peanut butter, canola oil and applesauce. 
3.  Pour the banana mixture into your dry ingredients and mix well.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
4.  Spray a standard loaf pan with non stick cooking spray or rub with vegan butter.
5.  Pour batter into loaf pan and distribute evenly. 
6.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester can be inserted in the middle of the loaf and come out clean.  Allow to cool before slicing.
7.  Enjoy with coffee or hot tea.


  1. This looks delicious! I added it to the recipes I want to make

  2. Looks awesome. I wish I saw this before I made lame normal flavored banana bread!

  3. I never thought of adding peanut butter into banana bread, but somehow it makes magical sense :) Looks delicious!

    Happy Vegan MoFo!

  4. Hi! That looks amazing.

    Plus, I tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award on my blog---