Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Drizzle

Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Snack and Appetizer Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chocolate chips meet banana bread meet peanut butter in this delicious recipe. Made with whole wheat flour and maple syrup, this healthier version is just as yummy but not nearly as packed full of sugar or calories as many other versions. If you love bananas, chocolate and/or peanut butter, you’re going to want to try this spectacular combo. Makes for a delightful breakfast or snack!

*White whole wheat flour is milled from whole white wheat rather than “red” wheat, which makes it lighter in color and less dense/bitter in flavor. Yet it’s got the same nutritional value of regular whole wheat flour, which we love!

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 10 serving(s)


  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 2 ripe bananas (the riper the banana, the sweeter it will be!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (we like using almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, plus 1 handful
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a loaf pan with 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas, eggs, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, yogurt, vanilla, almond milk and maple syrup.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat flour through salt.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until combined. Add in half cup chocolate chips.
  5. Add to loaf pan and sprinkle with a handful of chocolate chips over top.
  6. Making sure peanut butter is warm/liquid enough to drizzle, use a knife or spoon to dribble across the top in a criss-cross pattern.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 245

Protein: 5 gram(s)

Fat: 10 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 36 gram(s)

Fiber: 4 gram(s)

Sugar: 16 gram(s)

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Can I use almond flour without the xantham gum? I have almodn flour at home but for me it is difficult to find the gum. Can I make the bread without it if I use almond flour? Thanks

    on Reply

    Give it a try! I personally don't have much luck getting the right consistency if I don't use the gum.

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Hi Chris, Can I use gluten free or almond flour?

    on Reply

    yes! Just make sure you add in a tablespoon or so of xanthan gum too!

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Can I use soft spelt flour

    on Reply

    I'm not very familiar with that one. Since spelt does have gluten i would guess it could be substituted for at least 1/2 the four in this recipe.

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I have used vanilla protein powder for some of the flour in the past to add more protein to each serving (replace 0.5 cup of flour with 0.5 cup of protein powder and add a little more protein powder to make the right consistency)

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can I add zuchinni without changing anything else?

    on Reply

    Hi Roxy - we haven't tried that and typically baking recipes are a little more picky. Zucchini will add moisture to the bread that you may need to compensate for but you can always experiment!

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I have started to substitute chopped dates in my banana bread recipes that call for chocolate chips. Not that I do not like chocolate but it makes it moist and I think it is healthier for you

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I have trouble finding whole wheat flour. Any suggestions?

    on Reply

    Hi Danielle! We get it all over the place - Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Hy-Vee, Cub - most places should have it available!

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Can I substitute maple syrup with honey?

    on Reply

    I think that would work! We haven't tried it specifically but I don't know why it wouldn't :)

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You forgot to mention when to add yogurt. I'm sure it's with the wet ingredients.

    on Reply

    Thanks, Hilary! It's been added.

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