Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

This easy banana cake is perfect for all those ripe bananas on your counter.  The fluffy peanut butter frosting makes it absolutely irresistible!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - this delicious banana cake will disappear before you know it

 Today is a fun day!  I am joining with a group of blog friends to surprise Katie from Katie’s Cucina with a fun virtual baby shower.  I met Katie last year at the BlogHer Food conference, and she is such a sweetheart.  We enjoyed chatting over crazy monster donuts from the food trucks while we were there.

Surprise Katie!!!!  We wanted to let you know how much you are loved, and how excited we are for your little man to be here soon.

I wish we could all be there in person to give you hugs and delicious food.  But since we are all over the country, we did the next best thing.  We made lots of easy dinners, desserts, and crafts to share with you through pictures.   We know you will be busy with late night feedings, changing diapers, and just staring in awe at those little fingers and toes, so we wanted to share easy recipes that don’t take much time to make.

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I always have bananas on the counter or in my freezer.  That’s nothing new around here.  So when I started thinking about an easy dessert to share at the party, I knew it was going to involve bananas.  In fact, I had just frozen a bunch of bananas before we went on vacation, so I knew I had plenty on hand to work with.

This cake is a version of this Best Banana Cake.  Last year I was on the phone with my sister, and she wanted to use up her ripe bananas.  I sent her to that Banana Cake right away.  As she started to mix the ingredients up, she realized that she didn’t have a few of the ingredients, so she called me back.  With just a few substitutions and a different frosting, we put together a whole new cake.  One that definitely needed chocolate chips in it.  After all, chocolate and peanut butter is meant to be.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - this delicious banana cake will disappear before you know it

This cake calls for coconut oil in the batter and the frosting.  Do not be afraid of it if this new to you.  You will not taste any coconut flavor at all.

Coconut oil has been found to have many health benefits.  It helps improve cholesterol, helps digestion, and can help with weight balance.  It is also amazing for your skin and hair.  I have started substituting it in many of my baked goods and using it when making popcorn.

One thing that makes this cake great is that it can be mixed up in one bowl.  Two if you count the bowl for the frosting.  And if you haven’t eaten all the cake, I have a feeling it would freeze fine.  That way you could spread  the cake eating joy out longer.  Not that it last long enough in our house for me to know.  My kids love banana treats just as much as I do, so it disappeared very quickly.  Just means it’s time to buy another bunch of bananas.  I have a few more recipes to try out with them.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - this delicious banana cake will disappear before you know it

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24 pieces of cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

This oatmeal banana cake has chocolate chips and a peanut butter frosting that will have you going back for another piece.

Ingredients

For the Banana Cake
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 brown bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
For the Peanut Butter Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons whipping cream
3 Tablespoons honey
2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream the coconut oil and sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla, and bananas. Beat until creamy.
  2. Place the oats in a blender or food processor and pulse into oat flour. It's ok if it still has chunks of oats. Sift together the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, flour, and oat flour. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Beating after each addition. Do not over beat. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Test the cake with a toothpick. When it comes out mostly clean, the cake is done. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Cream together the butter, coconut oil, and vanilla. Add the peanut butter, salt, whipping cream, and honey and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost the cooled cake. Cut into 24 squares and top with sprinkles if desired.
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 Make sure to visit all the blog participating in the baby shower!!!  
There are some pretty amazing easy recipes and crafts being shared!

Easy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup from The Little Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Cook the Story
Individual Tortilla Caprese Pizzas from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Easy Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Little Claireification
Slow Cooker Jambalaya from A Spicy Perspective
Italian Style Stir Fry from Aggie’s Kitchen
Apricot Chicken from Bombshell Bling
Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots
Cuban Casserole with Whole Grain Mustard Butter Biscuits from Climbing Grier Mountain
Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books
Baby Boy Subway Art Printable from H2OBungalow
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red Potatoes from Life After Empty Nest
Yogurt Blueberry and Honey Smoothie from My Sweet Zepol
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Salad from Shaken Together
Printable Baby Whale Themed Cards and Project Life Mini Album from Simply Kelly Designs
Coconut Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies from Simply Southern Baking
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Garden Vegetables from Sweet Remedy
Easy Kofta Kebabs from Tasty Chomps
Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa from The Dinner-Mom
Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife
Honey-Dijon Chicken, Apple & Quinoa Wraps from The Kitchen Prep
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos from The Nifty Foodie
DIY Whale Art from While They Snooze
One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road

Comments

  1. says

    I keep meaning to buy coconut oil when I’m at Trader Joe’s but then I get distracted by their cheese selection and the cookie butter and wine. And then it’s all over. I’m done. Haha! This looks perfect. What a great baby shower cake!
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  2. says

    Jocelyn, I’m so glad we finally got to meet in real life last year at BHF! Thank you for surprising me with this tasty new dessert recipe. Funny thing is that I have 6 really ripe bananas currently sitting on my kitchen island in our fruit bowl. I was just thinking about how I need to make banana bread or banana something to use them up. I think I might just be baking this cake this weekend! :)
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  3. says

    Hey I found your Chocolate chip banana cake recipe a year ago on pinterest. I was wondering if you still had that same recipe up on your site? I loved it and everyone loved it. I wanted to make it next weekend for my friends birthday. I believe its the the chocolate chip banana cake with the honey peanut butter icing. It’s the two layered cake with chocolate chips on top. Should of wrote it down but thought it would always be there since I pinned it. Thank you for your help!

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