Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

Delicious, indulgent peanut butter cup banana bread stuffed with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. An absolute dream come true!

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 hour 20 mins

I’m going to be honest with you. This is no healthy banana bread.

Although, I only used a half of stick of butter.

But then I put in more than cup of Reese’s peanut butter cups.  And sprinkled some on top.

Peanut butter cups are my favorite candy.

peanut butter cups on a surface

This bread didn’t win the bread baking contest that I was telling you about here. An Earl Grey bread did.


Confusing, I know.

slice of peanut butter cup banana bread

I mean this bread is to die for!  It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

I dream about bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate combinations every night, don’t you?

Don’t lie.

loaf of peanut butter cup banana bread

Obviously, this bread is a winner in my book. I even gave out samples after the contest and it was gobbled up quickly!

I’m a little bummed I didn’t win, but it was a great experience and ton of fun.

collage of a marketplace

Farmer’s markets are so cutesy.  Plus, there is always so much to see and do.

In fact, Michelle Gayer from the Salty Tart Bakery did a bread baking demo and made Focaccia with Wisconsin Grapes and olive oil.  Increds!

I also found some Pies-on-a-stick.  Typical Minnesotan stuff. Everything goes on a stick.  Super cute.

monique on a bike

After the contest I had an amazing brunch and rode around Minneapolis with some friends.  Have to enjoy the Fall weather before it becomes the tundra.

loaf of peanut butter cup banana bread

I hope you had a great weekend.

Also totally hoping you’ll be my judge and bake this bread!

definitely worth the calories. No judging on that part.

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine bread, brunch
Keyword banana bread, peanut butter banana bread, peanut butter cup banana bread, reese's
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 12


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup of softened butter
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 cup chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/3 cup chopped Reese's peanut butter cups for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and mashed banana together until very creamy about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until well combined. Add in yogurt, and milk and mix until just combined.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until well combined. Gently fold in 1 ¼ cup of chopped peanut butter cups.

  5. Pour batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of chopped peanut butter cups over the top. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick comes out almost clean in center.

  6. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove from pan gently and transfer to wire rack. Cool completely. 

Recipe Notes

This bread is even better the next day.
Makes 12 slices, depending on how thick you like them.


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