Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Streusel Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 12 slices

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I want you to know I tried to talk myself out of it.

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I tried to tell myself that you’ve seen enough banana bread recipes and you just didn’t need another.

And besides, no one is making banana bread this time of year. They’re making salad and low calorie everything to make up for all of the holiday naughtiness. And I probably should be, too.

whole banana bread with peanut butter streusel and chocolate chips

But the day I made this banana bread — rather than making supper, naturally — I took it out of the oven and the streusel was just calling to me. Ya know?

And I couldn’t ignore it.

I just don’t know if there’s much better than streusel. Except maybe peanut butter streusel.

The chocolate chips? They’re just for looks. You could totally stir some into your batter if you wanted to go all out like that. And you know I would never judge you for doing something like that.

After all, more chocolate is always better.

But for some reason, I just wanted a nice, moist, plain banana bread. With a little treat on top.

And I am totally one of those people who eats the top last. It’s like the dessert for your dessert. Or breakfast or afternoon snack — no judging here. Bananas and peanut butter are perfectly acceptable breakfast foods.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Streusel Banana Bread

5 from 3 votes
This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Streusel Banana Bread is a decadent twist on classic banana bread! For breakfast or dessert
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cuisine American
Course Bread and Baked Goods
Servings 12 slices
Calories 303cal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or use all-purpose
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter crunchy would also work
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or sub all-purpose
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×5″ loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamed (by hand or with a stand mixer). Stir in bananas, eggs, milk and vanilla until combined.
  • Add flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir until just combined. Spread into loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, and flour. Add just enough oil to make it crumbly like a streusel (I like to use my hands, but you could use a fork or pastry cutter). Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle on top of batter in loaf pan and press down gently.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean.


*I actually used almond milk, because I had some in the fridge to be used up. Regular milk would work fine, or the original recipe calls for plain yogurt. You could use that as well.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 303cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Danielle says

    I just made some banana bread/muffins the other day too! I have to say I love your version much better. You can’t beat the peanut butter and banana combo and the streusel on top sound amazing!

  2. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says

    That’s a completely acceptable breakfast food! Whole wheat, peanut butter and bananas. All breakfast-y things. And I will always be on board with chocolate for breakfast too! This banana bread looks amazing, I love streusel, and peanut butter chocolate chip streusel sounds even better!

  3. Christina @ Bake with Christina says

    What an awesome flavor combination! All that peanut butter, chocolate, and banana have GOT to be amazing together!! Pinned 🙂

  4. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    I eat the tops last too! You’ve gotta save the best for last. This banana bread might be the end all of all other banana breads. Peanut butter and banana go so good together, and that streusel topping is amazing!

  5. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says

    Well I am certainly so glad that you did not talk yourself out of making this because it is perfection!

  6. Annie @Maebells says

    Yes!! Great minds think alike! 🙂 I love banana bread! And chocolate AND peanut butter just makes it better! What is it about quick breads that are so comforting?! I love them!

  7. Shashi @ runninsrilankan says

    Lady – I am just beside myself with drool!!! That peanut butter streusel is INSANELY BRILLIANT!!!! Yes, you are right – it should never, ever, ever be ignored! Wonderful loaf – I wish I could come over for a slice because a whole loaf of this would not be safe near me!

  8. Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says

    Wow, the crumbly topping on this bread looks so fantastic! Is it weird that even though I am trying to eat healthier (salads and low-calorie everything, as you said, boo-hoo), I still appreciate LOOKING at fabulous, delicious, buttery foods? I need to stalk fabulous, rich food in order to survive this season of salads. Thanks for coming through! 🙂 (Well, I might make this anyway. A girl can’t live on quinoa and carrots alone.)

    • Ashley says

      Haha, that’s too funny Michelle! I could never just look — which means I should probably start baking a little less… Lol

  9. Melanie @ Carmel Moments says

    Now that looks like a good bread! Great flavor combo.
    Hope the new year is treating you well and you’re enjoying the time with new little one!

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