Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Loaf of Reese's peanut butter banana bread

Banana bread just got a serious upgrade with my Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe. This banana bread is moist, dense, and filled with peanut butter chocolate chunks. Your kids will love you for making this sweet treat.

You know when you think something just can’t get better?

Kinda like when I got an Atari back in the day…I played Q-Bert like nobody’s business, never thinking there could be a better video game.

Or when I got my first cell phone…with the awesome antennae…

What about the M&M?  The original was so delicious..then they decided to make the Peanut Butter M&M…and then the Pretzel M&M…and things got better.

Or even my first ipod, which wasn’t even that long ago…

And how many times have you been doing bicep curls at the gym only to ask yourself how could they possibly improve on the hand weight?  Boom!  Someone invents the Shake Weight.

See?  Even when you think something can’t get better…it probably can.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Homemade Banana Bread

Like banana bread.  It’s a pretty perfect treat.  I mean, how can you possibly best homemade banana bread?

Well, my friends, let me tell you…

You add peanut butter and Reese’s Cups.

There’s really no more explanation needed, is there?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread.

How to Make the Best Banana Bread Recipe:

I always use my mom’s recipe for banana bread and for this I just adapted it a little…

Grease your loaf pan.

Then mix all your ingredients together in a bowl and pour in the game-changing Reese’s cups.  I suggest that you use the mini ones…a whole 8 oz. bag.

Spread your batter into your pan and bake it.

For a whole hour.

Be patient, because your house will smell all sorts of wonderful…and because you’ll end up with banana bread that’ll make you literally swoon.

You can just call me the Steve Jobs of banana bread.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
  • Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

Banana bread just got a serious upgrade with my Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe. This banana bread is moist, dense, and filled with peanut butter chocolate chunks. Your kids will love you for making this sweet treat.


Ingredients:

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Canola or Vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease your loaf pan (I used an 8 x 4 pan) with butter or shortening.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVER-STIR.
  6. Fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for approx 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack.

Notes:

I bake my breads in a stone loaf pan, but certainly you don’t have to. BUT if you notice the bread browning too fast, lower the temperature down to 325° and loosely tent it with foil.

*Also, some readers have noticed that if you over-stir the batter the texture will be crumbly, so make sure not to over-stir!

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223 Responses
    1. Jeanelle

      I am with you on this, Michelle. Ever since discovering this recipe on pinterest, I absolutely love making this banana bread, and everybody loves it! I sometimes modify the recipe by adding walnuts instead of the peanut butter cups for people who don’t care too much for the extra sugar. Thanks so much for this recipe! Highly recommended!

  1. April

    I have been following your blog for a while and have made several of your recipes and I also share a love of all things chocolate and peanut butter. My sister is getting married this weekend and my next few days are crazy and jam packed of stuff I have to do and do not have an extra second in my day to do anything else, but I actually sat here and contemplated if I would have time to make this! You better believe first thing next week, this is what I am going to be making!

  2. I thought you added just a few cups of Reese’s but then I saw the photos…OMG, it must be so good! Then I’m thinking, possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing, love the idea.

  3. Michele B

    I find myself coming back this page continuously looking at this recipe. I have already taken some banannas ( my children’s healthy snack) and have hoarded them away so they are the right ripeness so I can make this not so healthy yumminess (which most likely I will not share with my children)! You speak to my heart when you involve Reese’s …..

  4. The picture of an entire bag of peanut butter cups in your batter gave me a nice laugh. 🙂 I’d love to make this, but no peanut butter cups here. They recently introduced Skittles in Germany, and although I don’t really like Skittles, I got really excited thinking maybe they had also introduced Reese’s and I went to check the candy aisle of all the stores. But nope. That day is sure to never come. My banana bread recipe is almost the same, so I can already say that this bread is delicious. 🙂

    1. Brenda I

      No Reese’s? What a shame! Try using chocolate chips, won’t be quite the same, but will add that chocolate to the batter. My mom makes banana bread with chocolate ships in it all the time! Yummy! I’ll have to share this recipe with her!!

    2. Kristen

      If you have a friend who lives in Canada, they can mail them over to you, lable them as “Gift” – We do it all the time for my sister in Australia :o)

    1. shelly

      Yes..much too easy! What I failed to mention was the fact that I bought 2 bags of those…one for the bread and one for consumption 🙂

  5. Reese’s should seriously pay you for all the wonderful ways you use their peanut butter cups…and who thought Banana bread could get better until you 🙂
    Makes sense after the fact….peanut butter + banana’s + chocolate + bread = awesomeness!~~~~

  6. My gosh!! How on earth do you come up with all of this yumminess?? This is fantastic, I am sure going to try it this weekend!

    Peanut butter M&M’s are my weakness, I will eat an entire bag in one sitting (not the little bags either).

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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