Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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.


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.

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.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Canola or Vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups
  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.
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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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

Shelly this looks soooo good! I love banana bread and I love Reese cups. I usually make my banana bread with peanut butter but need to kick it up with the reeses cups like you did. It looks so moist and perfect…I’m all over it!


Yum! So good – I have been making it this way for 2 years and it always gets RAVE reviews!


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!

Cookbook Queen

You are truly a good citizen of the world. Look at you, all selfless. Going and making the world a better place to live in.


I just…I have…no words. I want to lick my screen, it looks that good! You are a GENIUS!


I totally had a giggle with this ….. “lick my screen” made me think of a stupid app I have on my phone called “Screen cleaner” ….. hehe 🙂

lou lou

you are so totally funny, but licking the screen sounds like a darned good thing to do, yum! Cannot wait to try this.


Seeing as how Reese’s make EVERYTHING better. This really had to happen.


I am so trying this! Thanks for the idea. My husband is obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. He is going to be really happy….


I’m in love with anything Reese’s. Looks simply delicious and I will definitely being trying it!


🙂 I also made banana bread, it really is the best! but it never occured to me to add peanut butter cups but it was still really good


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!


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.

Luv What You Do

That is a beautiful bread! I have made many banana breads in my day but never with peanut butter cups. It might even get my boyfriend to try banana bread!


You’re an evil genius.

Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

wow – amazing yummyness on the screen!


oh hello all my favorite things IN ONE LOAF PAN!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

No way…did you really add Reese’s to banana bread…this is TOO delicious. I am in awe.


yummy and inviting bread


Reeses makes everything better:-)


Great minds think alike Shelly! That is so funny that we both put the Reese’s to good use. All of your creative, original recipes inspire me!!

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 …..

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

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. 🙂

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!!


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)


gnamm gnamm!!!


Yumma Yumma! This looks so delicious! I’ve always added chocolate (preferably ghiradelli dark chocolate chips) but this sounds soooooooo good!


Holy. Crap. I love you.

Heather (Heather

this is pure genius and i’m pretty sure that my heart skipped a beat!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

I was completely planning to use my brown bananas for something healthy…… but now I really want to make this!




This is the best vehicle for consuming gross nasty bananas that I have EVER seen. You rock hard core.

p.s. Shake weights? Seriously? They look sooooo wrong.


Great way to jazz up banana bread!

Lori @ RecipeGirl

Oh My! What a treat this is! I just made some cookies with those bitty PB cups in them the other day. They’re too easy to eat!

bridget {bake at 350}

Girl, you are so dangerous!!!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

This sounds absolutely amazing!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

Now that is some tasty looking banana bread!

Mighty Morgan

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!~~~~


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).


That looks great.


I pinned this before I even read the recipe. I cannot wait to try this.

Choc Chip Uru

You have given me an excuse to eat these cups for breakfast – thank you 😉


every item i love, rolled into one recipe.


I’ve made peanut butter banana bread before but this is amazing! Totally kills the other.


So I guess I’m behind the times…I’ve made some yummy Banana bread in my time but not once did it accrue to me to put peanut butter in it! Holy cow did I miss the train on that one! I know that I am one of the few that’s not a big fan of Reese’ stuff but the PB sounds grand! And to quote one of the above ladies…you are Truly an Evil Genius!!! Thank you!!!

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

This looks so amazing! I’m going to make it for my little sister who is going through a rough patch in college right now! And I’m a Dylan lover all the way!


OMG. I just found your blog about a week ago, and I can’t stop reading. You are going to make my entire family gain a lot of weight. These recipes all just look too good!


I’m now suddenly very sad, as not only do I really want to try this (and no mini-pb cups here – for some reason the English in general just don’t like peanut butter – odd, right?), but when did they come out with pretzel M&Ms, and how did I miss that!?


Not true – I just got some in sainsburys!


I so want to make this now. Looks amazing.


First of all banana bread is amazing… second of all peanut butter and bananas is a super combination but come on~ THIS HAS GOT TO BE OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I have some frozen bananas in my freezer just waiting to be made into this bread.

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

This is just lovely! And is there any better combination in life than banana, chocolate and peanut butter?!

Katrina @ In Katrina

Those mini pb cups are like crack. And this bread is insane in the most delicious way. Oh my word.

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

Holy yum! This looks delicious!


Great idea and looks super delish 🙂 All delicious goodness in one bite!


sprinkle some bacon bits on top and you have an homage to elvis. 🙂

plasterer bristol

Oh boy this sounds so good. Cant wait to give this a go.