Oct 27

Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

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With one loaf you get three different layers of flavor.  These layers happen to be my favorite flavors: peanut butter, chocolate and banana.  I love them all deeply and completely.

I’ve always been a big fan of layers.  I think that’s why I love J.Crew so much.  I very nearly considered buying my wedding dress online from J.Crew, but then I chickened out.  I wanted to try the dress on in-person and I wanted the whole “say yes to the dress” experience, an experience which ended up being completely overrated.  I was like uber stressed picking out my wedding dress.  Fortunately, marriage has been much happier than the wedding dress buying experience.

Layered Peanut Butter, Chocolate & Banana Bread
So the layers.  Let’s discuss.  The chocolate layer tastes like chocolate cake, which is always a good thing. 

My test taster only tasted the bottom layer and said the bread was dry.  The bottom layer is the peanut butter layer. The peanut butter layer is what I guess you could call dry, but it’s dry in the sense that a peanut butter cookie is dry. Dry in that it makes you want a cold glass of milk, but it still tastes delicious.  Or that’s how I felt about it.

And the banana layer tastes like banana bread…there is no other way to describe it because banana bread is perfect.

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This never ever happens, but I loved the crust on this bread.  I’m all about the soft, fluffy insides of things…because it’s what’s on the inside that counts, duh.  But the crust of this reminded me of my grandma’s Laguna Beach Pound Cake…which is insanely delicious.  I’m the annoying person that steals pieces of the crust like your would steal all the chocolate chips out of a trail mix.  Layered Peanut Butter, Chocolate & Banana Bread-2
Layered things are my favorite things to eat.  I like pulling things apart and eating them little baby bite after little baby bite.  It drives Andrew crazy.  It thrills him when I have to eat something in a big bite because he knows how OCD I am about the whole thing.  Like if someone gives me a cupcake and I don’t have a plate and a fork and I have to take a big bite out of it…it just bugs me.  I like my little bites.  Most people would just be happy someone was handing out free cupcakes, but not me.  I need to be less difficult.  That should be the goal before we have kids, for me to become less difficult.Layered Peanut Butter, Chocolate & Banana Bread-8
So this bread is great because I like treats that are sweet but not so sweet that I feel like they override my senses with sweetness and I can’t stop eating them.  For instance, Andrew got these mini delicious cinnamon rolls this weekend from our Farmer’s Market and he left a little bite for me to try them.  Okay perfect, it’s just a little bite so I won’t overdo it.  But the little bite was sitting in a puddle of delicious frosting.  I ate the cinnamon roll and then couldn’t stop eating the frosting…just so sweet and so just good.

For me, less sweet things help me savor the treat more without making me crave 3 more servings.  Insert this bread.Layered bread peanut butter, chocolate and banana bread!!

Layered Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana Bread
All layers get
  1. 3/4 cup oat flour, spooned into cup (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 tablespoon coconut oil, solid
Peanut Butter Bread Layer
  1. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  2. 1/4 cup milk
Chocolate Bread Layer
  1. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  3. 2 tablespoons milk
Banana Bread Layer
  1. 1 large banana, mashed (scant 1/2 cup)
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Other ingredients
  1. 2 eggs, whisked
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Get three separate bowls for each of the layers. In each of the 3 bowls, place oat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and coconut oil. In one of the bowls, add in the ingredients for the peanut butter bread layer. In another one of the bowls, add in the ingredients for the chocolate bread layer. In the last of the bowls, add in the ingredients for the banana bread. Divide the whisked eggs evenly between the 3 bowls. Stir the ingredients in the 3 bowls until a batter forms in each.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil/non-stick spray. Scoop in your peanut butter layer and spread to the corners of the pan. Then scoop the chocolate layer on next. Then scoop the banana bread layer on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until loaf reaches an internal temperature of 190ºF or an inserted knife comes out clean.
Makes 1 loaf
Layered Banana Bread


33 comments on “Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread”

  1. OMG! This looks so cool and sounds delicious. I love the trifecta of flavors! Pinning.

  2. Wow that looks incredible! Perfect for when you can’t decide which flavor of banana bread to make :D

  3. STOP the presses. I cannot pin this fast enough and am already making plans on when I can make it this week. I have a peanut butter bread recipe I’ve been making for years and you have just dialed it up to the next amazing level, my friend.

  4. So I just text my bf that we have to make this .. I don’t know who is more excited.. me or him! haha Another amazingly creative recipe!

  5. This is amazing! The best of all. And my friend bought her wedding dress from JCrew and it didn’t fit her that well. I get that you can alter it but it just wasn’t as…special as any of my other friends’, so good decision!

  6. First of all, this is super pretty! Second, what a FUN surprise this is for people when they cut into it and find three different layers. Third, the flavor combination sounds to die for! Basically… I need you to send me some ;)

  7. Wow, I love the idea of layering it. Great idea — definitely making this :) :) and I am so guilty of craving 3 more servings! hehe.

  8. This is such a cool idea! I love the 3 flavours that go so well together!

  9. Ummmmmm this is genius. Like so totally my 3 favorite things in one. I love sales ;) Oh, and I’m pretty sure we are the same person on that J.Crew wedding dress thing. I’m not married but every time I see the j. crew wedding dresses online, it’s my total dream to have one. Then again, I may chicken out on that whole shipping, no trying on dress, take a leap thing. We will see.

  10. This is genius! And I want the whole loaf right now haha

  11. Omg! This looks delicious. It’s all of my favorite flavors in one. Thanks for posting. =)

  12. Yum! Just shared this on all the MMM social channels. Can’t wait to make it. :) There was a question on our FB page asking how many calories were in a slice. Any idea?

  13. Okay, I LOVE dry, so the peanut butter layer may be have to be a bread all it’s own. And I’m a crust lover (see, I love dry!), so if a crust-hater likes this crust then I have the whisk in hand. You just married the three best things in the world into the best vessel in the world. Mondays usually suck, but not today!

  14. I. Love you. This looks SO SO SO SO SO SO SO AMAZING. I’m also totally with you on the baby bites. It can take approximately 10,000 years for me to eat a piece of cake. *fist bump*

  15. Baby bites are sooooo good! Not only can my brain better process the deliciousness of whatever it is, but those baby bites make your treat last forevah! Chocolate and peanutbutter and banana are three of my favourite things, and I’ve pretty much always got brown bananas handy, so this loaf is happening in my life asap. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. This looks so amazing! I didn’t know banana bread could get any better, but with chocolate….and peanut butter! Oh.My.God.

  17. What the WHAT. You’re my hero, have I ever told you that?
    I actually need to focus on taking smaller bites now that college scheduling has me shoveling salads into my mouth. I was trying to finish a sandwich in my class today before it started, and I’m pretty sure I looked like a squirrel packing nuts. I miss the mini forks and spoons we have at home.

    • That brings back college memories! I remember one time I packed steamed cabbage for lunch and opened the container in class and it was the worst smell ever. I got a lot of unhappy looks lol! But yay for all the mini forks and spoons over Thanksgiving break, right!?

  18. Oh my gosh, I love this idea to layer 3 different flavors!! This seems like one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas! Love it!!

  19. Lovely! I love J Crew too, so I’m sure I will love this recipe :)

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  21. Made this today–delicious! A wee bit dry, but that may be me baking it too long?
    Nevertheless, this is going in the recipe box!! :D

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  23. This sounds awesome, I have been waiting to make it. A few questions (sorry to be annoying, just trying to minimize the ingredients I need to buy). Any thoughts on if regular flour would work? Any potential subs for coconut oil (vegetable oil?) or applesauce (more milk?). Thank you!

    • Hey Kate!! Regular flour would work fine. For replacing the coconut oil, I imagine vegetable oil would work fine…using applesauce to replace may make the bread too dry! I hope it comes out perfect!

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  25. A little disclaimer: while the texture of the bread was great, this is not a dessert bread. It is not very sweet and is more of a snack bread. However, with honey butter, it is delicious.

  26. good post!!

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