Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread


Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter banana bread is classic banana bread with a makeover. This bread has a generous helping of peanut butter and Reese’s peanut butter cups. This easy loaf recipe is a delicious breakfast treat or snack!

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter banana bread is classic banana bread with a makeover. This bread has a generous helping of peanut butter and Reese's peanut butter cups. This easy loaf recipe is a delicious breakfast treat or snack!

I’m constantly looking for new ways to bake up some banana bread.  It’s definitely always been one of my “go to” foods to whip up when I’m in the mood to bake and have bananas that are way past their prime just sitting there waiting to be used.  I’ve made some awesome variations of it in the past: my current favorites being my Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread and my Coconut Banana Bread!

There is just something so warm and comforting about banana bread warm out of the oven and I constantly have rotting bananas on hand.  Appetizing, right?  I love anything banana flavor and it’s always been something I can’t resist.  Add peanut butter to the mix and I’m ALL over that.

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Banana bread is amazing no matter what way you look at it, but it doesn’t get much better than adding peanut butter. Bananas and peanut butter are nothing short of a super combination, wouldn’t you agree?  Add chocolate to that combination and it doesn’t get much better than that.  This Peanut Butter Banana Bread is to die for!

I’m definitely saving up the next round of brown bananas to make this Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread again.

Do you have a favorite banana bread recipe?  Feel free to comment and include a link if you so desire!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Recipe type: breakfast, dessert
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Serves: 1 loaf
Banana bread with a generous helping of peanut butter and Reese's cups. This easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe is a great breakfast or snack!
  • Banana bread with a generous helping of peanut butter and Reese's cups. This easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe is a great breakfast or snack!
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Canola oil (Vegetable oil will also work)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease your loaf pan (I used an 9″ x 5″ loaf pan) with butter or shortening.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy but try not to over mix or it will change the texture.
  6. Gently fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for approx 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Keep an eye on the bread and if you notice the it browning too fast on top, lower the temperature down to 325°  and loosely cover with foil. I always do this.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack to cool completely before cutting into.

 Recipe source: adapted from

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48 Responses to “Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread”

  1. April 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM #

    Love some banana bread, add Reese’s and this kicks up to a whole new level!

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

      Thanks, Nancy! Banana bread is good by itself but the Reese’s do make it even better!

  2. April 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM #

    I love anything that gives me an excuse to include chocolate with my breakfast! 🙂

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:41 PM #

      Yeah, I should have mentioned – this was my breakfast for a few days 😉

  3. April 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM #

    I can’t believe how good this looks!! So amazing, I can’t wait to try!

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

      Thanks, Laurie! I hope you like it if you try it!

  4. April 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    You just took two of my favorite things – banana bread and Reese’s – and made it into one beautiful creation! YUM!

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:36 PM #

      Thanks, Marie! They are my favorites too!

  5. April 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

    Banana bread is my favorite, especially with added goodies like Reese’s!! YUM! Those bags of the mini Reese’s are seriously the best to bake with.

    • April 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM #

      They are! This is the first time I’ve ever baked with them!

  6. April 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM #

    PB cups make all things better.


    • April 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

      You are SO right, my friend 🙂

  7. April 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM #

    I am pretty sure that my eyes just got huge when I saw this picture and read the title of the post. This is SO my kind of bread!! 🙂

    • April 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM #

      Thanks, Hannah! It does look tempting, doesn’t it? 🙂

  8. April 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM #

    Way to make it dessert-y with the Resses cups!

    • April 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

      Yeah the Reeses definitely “dessert’d” it up a little! 🙂

  9. April 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM #

    I made this banana bread before and LOVE it. 🙂 I swirled mine with Nutella, too. You’ve just inspired me to make it again this weekend. Love how delicious yours looks! Hard to resist.

    • April 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM #

      Nutella swirled in??!! Oh wow, just when I thought this couldn’t get any better!

  10. April 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM #

    This is a great idea! I love peanut butter and bananas! My favorite banana bread recipe has lots of Greek yogurt in it. Super healthy 🙂

    • April 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM #

      I never thought to make it with Greek yogurt! I’ve made other baked goods with it before, but never banana bread. Hope you are doing well!

  11. April 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM #

    Genius recipe – it doesn’t get any better than bananas plus chocolate plus peanut butter! 🙂 This bread looks extremely addictive 🙂

    • April 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM #

      Thanks, Jen! And…..IT IS! haha

  12. April 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM #

    We have only recently been able to buy those peanut butter cups. What a great idea to add them to banana bread – this must taste very decadent xx

    • April 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM #

      I’m glad you are finally able to buy these because they are awesome to bake with!

  13. April 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM #

    You just made banana bread 1000x better! This would definitely be husband approved 🙂

  14. April 17, 2013 at 5:09 AM #

    I bet banana bread was made to have this addition to it! Looks divine 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

      I agree with that!

  15. Susan
    April 23, 2013 at 4:33 AM #

    Wonder how these would work in muffin form instead. For some reason, my family much prefers muffins over bread!

    • April 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

      I don’t see why they wouldn’t work as muffins! I’ve never tried it before, though…

  16. Melissa
    July 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM #

    Hey Ashley, is there something I could use in place of the Bananas…….I know, sounds silly, Banana bread without the bananas…What??? But, my family just don`t care for bananas cooked/baked in things……Reese`s, on the other hand, is something entirely different…lol….I was thinking maybe Pineapple or carrots?? What do you think??

    • July 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

      Hey, Melissa!! After some research, I learned that people have use pumpkin, apple, zucchini, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, carrots, squash, cranberries, pears and more as substitutions for the banana bread! I guess you can just use the banana bread recipe as a base and sub in whatever you like for the bananas. Also, I’m sure applesauce would work great as it would have a similar consistency! Thanks for stopping by my page 🙂

  17. July 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

    at our house it is all gone not even pieces left from the reese’s

    • July 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM #

      Wow, thanks for letting me know Dale! I appreciate it and am so glad you liked the banana bread 🙂

  18. July 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM #

    This bread looks so amazing, can’t wait to get my bananas and baking…

    • July 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM #

      Thanks, Candy!! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂

  19. Jamie
    July 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM #

    That looks amazing! A Facebook friend of mine made it, and upon postin pictures of hers, I had to have this recipe!

    • July 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM #

      Jamie, thank you so much!! I appreciate you coming over to comment 🙂

  20. Annette
    August 5, 2013 at 9:23 PM #

    I really do not like oil in my banana bread at all. Can you suggest something else that I could use?

    • August 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM #

      Hi, Annette! You can use applesauce of non-fat yogurt if you want to (but use 3/4 the amount that you would oil). If would make this much lower in calories/fat, also 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  21. FRAN
    August 9, 2013 at 12:33 AM #

    Will definitely have to give this a try the next time I get some bananas. haven’t had homemade banana bread in a really long time.

    • August 9, 2013 at 12:52 AM #

      I hope you like it, Fran!

  22. olive
    September 21, 2013 at 12:42 PM #

    Hi there,

    I made this last night and it’s fantastic; granted it’s beyond sinful and probably 8000 calories a slice, but worth it, and even better with coffee this morning!
    My boyfriend is always terrified when he sees yet another bunch of overripe bananas sitting on the counter because he knows it means more baked goods in our kitchen, but I have fallen so far off of the low-carb wagon these past couple of months, I can’t help it!

    I baked mine in a bundt pan and since I like taking my breads out a few minutes before they’re actually done-done, this took just shy of 40 minutes.

    Hey all you girls who come on here to say how good it looks, you should try actually making it! :))

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • September 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM #

      Wow, thank you so much Olive!! I’m so glad you liked it – it’s one of my favorites!

  23. amy
    February 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM #

    My dough came out a little dry so I added about 1/4 cup applesauce and this recipe came out perfect!

  24. April
    March 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM #

    I am definitely going to try this! Chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas = awesome! I agree would definitely go awesome with coffee in the morning! 🙂

  25. November 10, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    This is a PB lover’s fantasy breakfast!


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