Peanut Butter Banana Bread – this soft quick bread is so easy to make. It’s also healthier than your average dessert bread. My version is dairy free, egg free, oil free, refined sugar free, and vegan. It’s also so delicious, no one will know it’s healthy! Try it for yourself!
Peanut Butter. Chocolate. Bananas. Pretty much the perfect combo, right? If you agree, this quick bread is for you!!
I had to take some to my hubby’s work yesterday to stop the kids and myself from eating the whole loaf in one sitting. Here’s the thing though, you don’t even have to feel guilty about enjoying a slice because this delicious Peanut Butter Banana Bread w/ Chocolate Chips is HEALTHY! It’s made with whole grain wheat flour, but it’s not dense at all. In fact, this is one of the softest, fluffiest breads I’ve ever made.
No dairy, no eggs, no oil and no refined sugar, just good for you ingredients. And I promise you that no one will know it’s vegan!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate is the Perfect Match
I was originally going to put the chocolate chips in the batter, but I forgot until after I had already poured it into the pan. So, I just sprinkled some on top instead.
Honestly, I think this worked out better. The peanut butter really comes through strong and if the chocolate chips were mixed in, I don’t think it would quite as much. And you can even leave the chocolate chips off all together if you prefer (but who would prefer that?!).
If you want to mix the chocolate chips into the batter, that will definitely work. Or live on the edge and mix some into the batter while also adding some to the top.
Love peanut butter and chocolate? Then don’t miss these other delicious vegan recipes:
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes
- Frozen Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
What Can I Substitute for Eggs in Banana Bread?
While flax eggs and chia eggs (flaxmeal or chia seeds mixed with water) work okay for binding purposes, they don’t help make baked goods rise. My favorite egg replacement is Aquafaba.
Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas, also known as chickpea brine. Plant based recipe creators everywhere have been using it to make sweet treats like meringue and mouse and macarons.
While I haven’t tried my hand at those yet, I can tell you with certainty that it works so well in baked goods. It makes this quick bread rise perfectly into soft, fluffy goodness.
Refined Sugar Free
There is only ½ cup of pure maple syrup in this entire recipe. No other sweeteners! It’s plenty sweet enough and you can really taste the peanut butter and the bananas. After all, they are the stars!
With a combo of carbs, protein, and healthy fats, this easy peanut butter bread makes a delicious breakfast, after school snack, or dessert. I often add a slice to my kids’s lunchbox, as well (obviously, don’t do this if your school is tree nut free).
Don’t miss these other yummy vegan quick bread recipes:
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
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- 1 ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup soy milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ⅔ cup organic natural peanut butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
- 1 ½ cups mashed banana (about 3 medium)
- ¼ cup dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. (I like to spray the pan with cooking spray first and then set the parchment paper in. The cooking spray helps the paper stick to the pan so it doesn't move around as you are pouring your batter in.)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar until frothy. Whisk in the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and aquafaba until well combined. Stir in the mashed banana.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if using.
- Cook for 55-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes. Unmold the bread from the pan and continue cooling on the wire rack for another 10 minutes until slicing.
Serving Size:10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 7g