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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

When banana, chocolate and peanut butter meet this chocolate chip banana bread with peanut butter frosting is born!

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This is what cake dreams are made of and when it’s got banana in it’s automatically healthy right?

I’ve always loved banana bread and if you know me you’ll know I have a deep love for chocolate. So it’s no surprise I added chocolate chips and anyway banana and chocolate belong together!

If you want to make this banana bread without chocolate just simply leave them out.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting #vegan #recipe #banana

When I made this the first time I felt like something was missing, it needed some kind of frosting. As I didn’t add much sugar to the cake I wanted some sweetness from the frosting.

And what better ingredient to add to frosting than peanut butter!  Which is the perfect addition to banana and chocolate. 

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When making banana bread you want to make sure your bananas are really ripe. They should be brown and really soft. If you want to speed up the ripening process, pop them in a paper bag and seal. 

This banana bread is totally acceptable as breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert! Yesterday, I did all three! It is so moreish that I’m pretty sure you’ll want more than one slice!

The funny thing is I used to hate bananas and peanut butter, now I can’t get enough of them! Plus if it’s in cake I will eat most things!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting #vegan #recipe #cake #banana

For more fruity cake recipes you may enjoy:

Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Icing

Blackberry and Gin Cake

Lemon and Poppyseed Drizzle Loaf

Upside Down Pear and Almond Cake

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yield: 10 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Say hello to this vegan chocolate chip banana bread with peanut butter frosting! Super simple, incredibly delicious and ready in under an hour!


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 75ml rapeseed oil/other neutral flavoured oil
  • 75ml unsweetned almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g dark chocolate chips


  • 100g vegan butter
  • 45g smooth peanut butter
  • 85g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C fan/180C/350F.
  2. In a bowl mash the bananas until it resembles a thick batter.
  3. Add the oil, almond milk, vanilla essence and sugar and stir until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and then sift into the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold until just combined, add the chocolate chips and gently stir in. Do not over mix the batter.
  6. Grease and line a 9x5" loaf tin. Pour the batter in, smooth the top and then place in the oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Make your frosting while the cake is baking. Mix all frosting ingredients together and put aside.
  8. Check the cake is done by placing a toothpick/skewer in the middle, it should come out clean.
  9. Leave to cool, transfer to a cooling rack. Once cool, spoon on the frosting and top with some chocolate shavings. Best eaten fresh but will keep in an air tight container for a few days.


If you can't find chocolate chips use 70% good quality dark chocolate and chop into chunk sized pieces.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting #vegan #recipe #cake #banana

Anne Baby

Sunday 10th of May 2020

Can I use peanut butter powder,if so , how much


Monday 11th of May 2020

Hi Anne, sorry I have never used peanut butter powder so I'm not sure. I would recommend making the butter cream first then adding and tasting till it seems right for you. Hope that helps xo

Ellen Lai

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Made this last week, it was delicious - my partner said it was the best thing he's ever had and kept eating it. I didn't have any peanut butter so left that off - it all went within one day. Neighbours said it was a hit too!

Esther McCulloch

Sunday 5th of April 2020

My son and I made this cake yesterday. It is THE most delicious cake I have ever tasted! Now I can't wait to try your lemon and poppy seed cake. I absolutely love this site! Thank you! x


Sunday 5th of April 2020

Hi Esther, I am so glad you and your son enjoyed this cake! One of my absolute favs too! Let me know hoe the lemon cake goes :) stay safe! xo


Monday 9th of March 2020

How do you get it so light and fluffy?

I made this yesterday (the 2nd of your cakes I've tried) and it's very dense and stodgy (same with the other one I tried), sort of like an under-baked regular cake. The flavours are lovely but the texture isn't right.


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hi Catriona, thanks for your comment, sorry they haven't turned out quite right. Are you using the exact same ingredients and cooking at the same temperature? I have made this a lot and haven't had any issues so unsure why this is happening. When mixing in the wet ingredients you want to make sure you mix until just combined and not over mix, which is best done with a wooden spoon or spatula (not a mixer). If the gluten in the flour is over mixed it can cause it to be dense. If the cake is not cooked in the middle it either needs a bit longer or the oven is not hot enough. Let me know so we can try fix it for you! Tamsin xo


Monday 4th of February 2019

This looks incredible. You've combined two of my favourite things; overripe bananas and peanut butter :'D I feel like I could eat this for breakfast and not even feel remotely bad about it, too.

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