Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

Banana bread just got a serious upgrade with my Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread recipe. This banana bread is moist, dense, and filled with peanut butter cups.

Make sure to try my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread too!! I use a technique that makes it THE BEST!

A slice of peanut butter banana bread from the top

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread Takes A Classic To the Next Level!

We all know and love banana bread. It’s one of those recipes that almost everyone loves, and has a recipe for, whether it be their grandma’s or one they developed on their own. It’s easy to make, a great use of bananas that are about to expire, and well…most importantly…it’s delicious!

So what I have doe today is made a moist, sweet banana bread recipe, but I’ve added a little peanut butter to add a nutty flavor along with miniature peanut butter cups. This is a chocolate/peanut butter lovers dream!

But is Peanut Butter Banana Bread GOOD?

Peanut butter and bananas are a combination that has been around for ages. Have you ever had a peanut butter and banana sandwich? This is the same vibe!

The peanut butter flavor in this bread is subtle and not overwhelming, but adds a depth and a nuttiness that combines perfectly.

I actually developed this recipe way back in 2011, but decided the pictures and recipe needed a little updating. The recipe itself stayed pretty much the same, with a few very minor tweaks, and the images…well…they now look as delicious as the bread tastes!

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread sliced in half

Ingredients:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • mashed banana
  • peanut butter
  • vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • miniature peanut butter cups
Bowl of batter with peanut butter cups added

Tips When Making This Banana Bread:

  • If you don’t use parchment paper or just don’t have it on-hand, make sure to grease your loaf pan well! Sounds like a simple thing, but this recipe has a fair amount of added sugar and will stick to the top and sides as it rises!
  • Don’t over-mix banana bread batter. It might seem lumpy, but that’s ok! If you over-mix the bread will become too dense and a little crumbly!
  • If you can’t find the mini peanut butter cups you can chop larger ones, OR use chocolate chunk in their place.
  • I don’t recommend using natural or homemade peanut butter in this recipe.
Banana Bread from above with mini peanut butter cups

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
  • Yield Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Banana bread just got a serious upgrade with my Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread recipe. This banana bread is moist, dense, and filled with mini peanut butter cups!


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8– ounces miniature peanut butter cups or chopped peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 5- inch loaf pan with parchment paper and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  3. In another large bowl mix together the bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg, and sugar.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days

Keywords:: cookies and cups, banana bread, peanut butter banana bread, peanut butter cups

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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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Cindy
October 26, 2020 1:29 pm

My peanut butter cups all sunk to the bottom! How do you make it cute with the cups sticking up on top?

Jennifer
September 20, 2017 9:46 pm

Can i use butter instead of oil for better flavor?

Vicki
September 5, 2017 4:26 pm

I have tried this recipe and absolutely love it. There is one problem I have though. After I let it completely cool when I go to cut the bread into slices It crumbles! What am I doing wrong?

Shannon
September 5, 2017 12:50 pm

I made this yesterday, and it turned out wonderfully! I brought slices to work as a thank you for some co-workers, and though they are not in my department, I believe this bread made me a bunch of new best friends. 🙂

Tamara
September 23, 2016 2:05 pm

I love all of your recipes. My children ask for this one all of the time. I usually have to double or triple the recipe or it is gone before the bread is even cool. I make mini loaves and cook them for about 25 min. Today I plan on changing it up and using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and making one batch with white chocalate reeses cups andone batch with milk chocalate Reeses peanut butter cups. Can’t wait to try the results.

sean
July 20, 2016 10:18 pm

i didnt have a bread pan so i made them into muffins, 20-30 minutes and theyre done, love this recipe, thank you!!

Pat
June 4, 2016 5:50 pm

Love this bread!!! But, do you know an estimate on nutritional content???

Thanks!
Pat

Mariah
March 16, 2016 8:50 pm

Does this recipe make one loaf or 2?
Thanks!

Mariah
June 3, 2015 12:38 pm

What is your regular banana bread recipe?

THank yoU!!

Funky Viriditas
January 26, 2015 10:05 am

Just made these for the first time. I made sure not to over mix. I didn’t even use my stand mixer, only a spoon. The loaf came out so crumbly that I can’t even cut it with a knife. It has a nice crust but there’s a stripe through the middle that’s not done. ( I tested it several times with a long cake tester.) It also sank in the center.

Brenda
January 25, 2015 9:23 pm

Second time making this. First time I didn’t like it. I think the peanut butter ruins it. So tried it again today without the peanut butter and just used the Peanut Butter cups. Much better this time. That peanut butter is too overpowering.

Helen
January 4, 2015 11:02 am

SHould I cut up the peanut butter cups first?

Holli
September 26, 2014 4:51 pm

I can’t find the recipe???

July 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Hi Shelly!

I’ve been pin-stalking you on Pornterest 🙂 foreva!!!

Drooling and gawking at this loaf of bread is an understatement of what’s been join on ova here!! 🙂

Just wanted to thank for for the pin-spiration. I created a protein filled version on my blog and it turned out ahhhhmazing. You are a genius! You can check it out here: http://www.livingthegoddesslife.com/recipe/recipe-re-do-peanut-butter-protein-banana-bread/

Thanks again for coming up with some drool worthy foods that have me constantly thinking of ways to recreate to fit my protein needs.

Tammy Bowman
June 27, 2014 5:53 pm

I love this bread! It makes a nice dessert served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. I agree with lowering the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, if using a dark loaf pan. I didn’t the first time and got a crispy crust on the bottom. It actually added a nice ‘textural crunchiness.” That is my story anyway and I’m sticking to it 😉

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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