Gluten Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread Recipe #sweetcreations

by Pam on December 7, 2013


Peanut Butter and chocolate have always been one of my favorite flavor combinations. When we made a church cookbook a few years ago I submitted so many dessert recipes with peanut butter and chocolate that someone asked if that was all we ate. Answer: No. While searching for a tasty bread recipe for a tea party I was hosting I found a recipe for Peanut Butter Bread that looked amazing.  Naturally, I could not leave the recipe alone but adapted it to suit my taste, making it double chocolate peanut butter bread with the addition of chocolate peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups. Plus, I made it gluten free so my daughter could have some too. I couldn’t believe how good it tasted. We couldn’t tell it was gluten free, except that it was more crumbly than regular bread.


Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread #sweetcreations
Recipe type: dessert, bread
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Serves: 12

A rich combination of peanut butter and chocolate, perfect for dessert bread or tea parties.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups gluten free baking mix
  • ¼ cup chocolate peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter cups, chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup milk chocolate chips
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup peanut butter (plain or chocolate flavored)
  • 1.2 cup chopped peanut butter cups

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add eggs and beat until combined. Slowly add milk, mix well. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add this mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. To Make Swirled Bread: Separate the batter into two different bowls, adding ⅓ of the batter into one bowl and ⅔ into another bowl. In the bowl with ⅓ of the batter, blend in the chocolate peanut butter until combined. Then gently stir in the chopped peanut butter cups. In the bowl with ⅔ of the batter, add in the cocoa powder and chocolate chips until combined. Pour half of the chocolate batter into a greased loaf pan or four mini loaf pans. Add the peanut butter batter to cover the chocolate batter. Add the rest of the chocolate batter to top of the peanut butter batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes then remove the bread from the bread pan or the four bread pam. .
  3. Heat the ½ cup peanut butter or chocolate peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and spread on top of the bread . Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups on top of the peanut butter.mixture.


I wanted to make mini loaves I could serve at my tea party so I used the nonstick  4 pack mini loaf pan from Good Cook to prepare my loaves. This nonstick pan makes petite loaves that are perfect for gift giving during the holiday season and the nonstick coating makes clean up a breeze. To give these loaves as presents, you can wrap them without frosting in a festive paper like the white snowflake parchment paper or add the frosting and present it in a small cookie box.

adding batter

Do you have a favorite recipe you serve or give as gifts during the holidays?

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry December 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

This would taste great to me about right now. I am so hungry and it is looking so good. You almost could make me break my no sugar diet. I bet I could figure out how to make this with stevia somehow.


Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations in the world! This sounds so good!


Michele December 7, 2013 at 10:31 am

I would have no choice but to make this with a sugar substitute–just because something is gluten free does not mean it is okay for diabetics to eat it! It looks so darn good!! Want a loaf right now!!


Rosey December 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Gluten Free is coming so far in being tasty and good for you. This looks and sounds delicious (for anyone!).


Laura J December 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Oh this looks so yummy! I really miss this type of stuff since my celiac diagnosis about 7 years ago now! I am going to have to give this one a try! Oh I am drooling! LOL


Healy Harpster December 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Oh, that looks yummy! I used to baked banana bread but this is something worth trying for a change.


Jennifer Williams December 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I have never heard of chocolate peanut butter bread, this sounds really good and GF – love that.


Carlee C December 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

My husband would probably go nuts over this recipe. He loves anything peanut butter. I love that pan!


Pat Hatt December 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

A great combination indeed and gluten free to boot


Ashley December 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I need some more than recipes like this! This sounds great and gluten free too!! Being this holiday season won’t be such a pain when I can eat what I’m baking!


Grace Hodgin December 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I love peanut butter and can’t think of anything better to combine it with than chocolate. This sounds so yummy.


Annie Mai December 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

That looks sinfully good *drool* Chocolate & peanut butter together = heaven!


Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom December 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

I’m totally in love.. you made double chocolate gluten free cakes…LOVE it.. they look amazing and I bet they were just as delicious.. sooo have to try it; I love this pan, too.


Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison December 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

My kids would love this but I won’t be able to eat it since I’m allergic to nuts. It does look yummy though.


Pam December 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

This looks delicious. I love peanut butter and chocolate too. I have never seen those little mini pans where you can make 4 at a time. I might just have to get one of those. I think the recipe that I make every year that people always want to make sure I have at a party is my spinach dip.


Tough Cookie Mommy December 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I love that these are gluten free and that they contain peanut butter. They look really good and I love the mini pans because I could see using them to make other treats as well.


Robyn December 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

Wow, I love that this is a gluten free recipe.


fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) December 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Yum! I’d love some of this.


brett December 10, 2013 at 12:10 am

thank you for more gluten free delight!! i’m cutting gluten out where i can


Dawn Lopez December 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Ooh my goodness! You are baking up some deliciousness this holiday season. This sounds mouth-watering. Thanks for another fab recipe idea!


teresa mccluskey December 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Never ever heard of this! But sounds and looks way to good! I would dive right in!


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