Brown Butter Banana Bread filled with Peanut Butter Cups

This is my favorite banana bread recipe of all time taken up a notch by adding in mini peanut butter cups.

The chocolate and salty peanut butter goes perfectly with all that banana flavor!

Brown Butter Banana Bread filled w/ Peanut Butter Cups


1/2 cup browned butter
1 cup  sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
3 bananas mashed
1 cup mini peanut butter cups chopped


In a small sauce pan add in your butter and melt over medium heat. When the butter starts to get bubbly and golden brown it is done. Careful not to burn it! Should smell kind of nutty, sort of like toffee.

Set butter aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl sift together your flour, baking soda and salt.

Mix together your butter and sugar in your electric mixer on medium low speed.

Add in eggs one at a time, bananas and vanilla.

Slowly pour in your flour mixture.

Fold in yogurt and peanut butter cups.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a tooth pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.


See in my picture above how the sides of my bread collapsed? Well I went to my facebook fan page and asked my readers why that happens to my quick breads from time to time....
Go read what they said! Facebook readers answer WHY quick bread sides fall.

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  1. nice sounds Yummy! i will have to check out those "why quick breads fall" info....ty for the awesome recipe idea! ciao ~b "happy little tomato"

  2. Oh. my. goodness. This is going on my list of potential bakes for Will!

  3. I'm totally going to use this the next time I make banana bread. This makes me want to "forget" about the bananas on my counter right now!

  4. I couldn't have this insanity in my kitchen - looks beyond delish and I would most certainly gain 5 pounds!

  5. Brilliant idea! I love browned butter AND peanut butter with banana! SCORE! Will be trying this soon - thanks -

  6. SO much goodness in one loaf, I love it! It looks absolutely delicious and perfect for the holiday today!!! The food calendar is my new life, I love it and use it for everything.

  7. CARRIE! You're killin' me! :) This sounds to DIE for!

  8. The only word I have for this is *drool*. Brown butter is the stuff dreams are made of :) ~Megan

  9. I love banana bread and with chocolate, the peanut butter flavor with the mini's is a nice surprise.
    My only question is , how do you make browned butter?

  10. P.S. I found your recipe in the month of August via Pinterest, while looking at a recipe for "orange Choclate chip cheesecake muffins this morning, and discovered the Secret Recipe Club and hence your recipe.

  11. are you just browning regular butter? Sorry never heard it that way.